Blind / Visually Impaired Special Education
Forms/Checklists - these forms cannot function
as stand alone assessments because IDEA specifies a narrative evaluation
report. Think of these as a scope and sequence or progress monitoring
aid for devices
List of some
Available Assessments - ASSESSMENT AND INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES - Locating
appropriate tools to help develop appropriate IEP goals in the wide range
of areas impacted by a visual impairment is a formidable task. Texas
School for the Blind has so far compiled the following listing of assessment
tools used and recommended by teachers of the visually impaired to evaluate
their students' skills. They have put this together over a couple of
years, and welcome your comments, additions, or deletions. It is organized
by content and then in alphabetical order with ordering information.
4 Educational Services (Texas) - This site sells the Assessment
of Braille Literacy Skills, Braille Requisite Skills Inventory: Assessment
and Planning Tool, as well as other materials specific to the blind
and low vision population.
Functional Vision Assessment for Students With Cortical Visual Impairment - There are three active CVI Mentors in WV at this time. We also have some CVI Partners who can assist with intervention ideas. If you would like an assessment done on a student who has a diagnosis of CVI, then contact Ruth Ann King at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 304-558-2696 to have that scheduled. If you are a TVI and feel that you can do the assessment yourself, that is fine, or you can co-assess with a CVI Mentor to ensure you have a reliable score. As Dr. Christine Roman points out, a minimum range of Phase III should be the expected outcome for every child with CVI. The critical piece is accurate assessment and the resulting targeted intervention should be abased n that assessment. In West Virginia we are fortunate to have the expertise and resources available.