ND Vision Services/School for the Blind offers in-home assessments of functional vision and learned-visual skills for infants and toddlers from 0-3 years of age. These assessments are completed by certified teachers of the visually impaired (TVI) who will, when necessary, become part of the child's Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) team. They will offer ideas for appropriate activities to encourage visual-skill development as well as compensatory skills (in the absence of vision). Other services provided by the TVI are ongoing consultation services, interpretation of eye reports, and serving as a resource for information about specific visual impairments. Most importantly, the TVI is available to provide family members with support, information and encouragement to help them make informed decisions regarding their child's educational plan.