Supporting Visually Impaired Students in Schools
Students with visual impairments struggle to participate in school or access their education without additional support. Teachers of the Visually Impaired, often referred to simply as vision teachers, have received specialized training that enables them to assess student needs and supplement their learning with a wide variety of resources. Throughout a typical day, vision teachers may:
- Assess and evaluate students’ needs.
- Work one-on-one with individual students.
- Lead classes for visually impaired students.
- Determine the best medium for academic instruction.
- Gather the necessary resources and educational materials.
In addition to ensuring visually impaired students can fully access their academic curriculum, vision teachers also help them develop skills and strategies for navigating other areas of their lives. This will vary depending on the age of the student and may include walking down a crowded hallway, communicating with peers, and much more.
Working Alongside PTS as a Vision Teacher
As a Teacher of the Visually Impaired working alongside PTS, you will provide personalized support to visually impaired students in both general and special education by tailoring lessons to meet their unique needs. This usually involves teaching students how to read Braille as well as how to use large-print-format books, print-enlarging equipment, and audio or other electronic formats.
You will also advocate for students with visual impairments or disabilities to ensure they receive the physical accommodations they need to succeed in every educational setting. Along with that, as an expert in your field, you will provide consultation services to fellow teachers and school administrators.
Applying an MTSS Model to Related Services
For over 25 years, we’ve advanced the field of school-based related services. Part of this innovation includes applying a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Model. By moving students along a continuum of services as their needs change, this approach helps them develop capacity rather than dependency.
Multidisciplinary Collaboration & Training
In conjunction with this model, our Clinical Directors offer access to support and facilitate multidisciplinary collaboration that improves outcomes for students, teachers, and service providers.
When you join our network of over 2,000 independent contractors, you will get connected to other professionals and have opportunities to learn best practices from related disciplines. You will also share your specialized knowledge, which will help create more inclusive learning environments for visually impaired students.
Explore Current Teacher of the Visually Impaired Job Opportunities Today
As a vision teacher, you act as a vital link for students with visual impairments, including those in both general and special education. By engaging with PTS, you can do the work you love while engaging with a collaborative, multidisciplinary team.
If you’re ready to take the next step, explore the current opportunities available in our partnering school districts and apply today!