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Visually Impaired/Orientation and Mobility

Services for Visually Impaired and Orientation & Mobility

Students with visual impairments have unique learning needs that must be addressed if they are going to access the regular core curriculum and become independent adults. Teachers of the Visually Impaired (TVI) are critical to the academic and social success for students with visual impairments. The TVIs employed by Galveston ISD are committed to the success of each student they work with. Provision of and training in use of appropriate assistive technology, direct instruction, and teacher and staff consultation are activities that our TVIs engage in to ensure student progress.

Galveston ISD supervises a cooperative that provides services for  students with orientation and mobility services who reside in the Texas City ISD, and Friendswood ISD school attendance zones.  Orientation and Mobility (O&M) services are a related service provided to students with visual impairments. These services, which are implemented by a Certified O&M Specialist, assist students in learning to travel safely and independently through a variety of environments. The Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists employed by Galveston ISD are committed to ensure independence in mobility for students with visual impairments both at school and in the community setting.

For additional information on the provision of services to students with visual impairments or orientation and mobility, please contact:

Randi Garza
Teacher of Orientation & Mobility

Ann Moreau
Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Lori Sweatt
Teacher of Orientation & Mobility