Programs at the School for the Blind
North Dakota Vision Services/School for the Blind (NDVS/SB) offers programs for all ages on a statewide basis. We have eight regions in the state. Each region has a coordinator who provides support and services within that area. The regional coordinator (Teacher of the Visually Impaired, TVI) functions as a lead person in communicating with Local Education Agencies (LEA), Vocational Rehabilitation personnel, Human Resource Center staff, community organizations and agencies in that specific geographical area.
NDVS/SB also offers Short Term Programs for various ages at the Center Base facility in Grand Forks. These programs are offered to any individual who is visually impaired and meets general service criteria as well as criteria for the particular program.
We offer in-home assessments of functional vision and learned-visual skills for infants and toddlers from 0-3 years of age.
Assist in the transition of students at three year of age into the school setting by working with families, infant development agencies, and preschool staff from local school districts.
We provide evaluations, consultations, and instruction based on needs assessments in vision specific areas. Areas of Instruction, Evaluation, or Consultation
An individual may not become visually impaired until he/she reaches adulthood. Many conditions are associated with the aging process of the eye or visual system.
Short Term Programs for Kindergarten-12
Individual and small class instruction at Center Base in Grand Forks. This one-on-one instruction provides each student with school days filled primarily with specialized learning.
Resource and support to individuals with a visual impairment and their families. When a loved one is blind or visually impaired, it impacts the entire family.
Program areas of Instruction, Evaluation, or Consultation
Braille, Daily Living Skills, Orientation and Mobility, Vocational/Career, Technology, Music, Functional Vision/Visual Efficiency, and Recreation/Leisure
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