Specialized evaluative processes conducted by professionals to determine the present needs and skill levels of clients.
Instruction and training in alternate methods of reading, such as the use of braille and optical devices, to promote literacy among blind and visually impaired persons.
Screening and other related activities conducted in the community to identify and assist individuals who are blind or visually impaired in need of assistance.
Training in the use of appropriate computers and assistive technology. Computer training encompasses training in the use of such equipment as closed-circuit television systems, computer operating systems, database software, optical character recognition systems, screen magnification systems, speech output systems, and word processing software. It also includes computer training for instructors of students and other individuals who are blind or visually impaired.
Clinical evaluations, counseling, referrals, and support provided by professionals, such as psychologists and counselors, to visually impaired individuals and family members.
Training in adapted techniques for daily living and work activities, such as home management, personal management, communication, and travel, and other adaptive skills.
Education or training provided through the use of audio and/or visual communications technologies. Includes online courses, satellite courses, videotaped courses, correspondence courses, teleconferencing, and other methods of delivery in which teacher and student are not physically in the same place.
Services provided to infants, including assessment of the child's condition and needs, developmental enrichment, and coordination of health, social, and related services.
Services related to the education of blind and visually impaired children and young adults.
Career and skill counseling, prevocational evaluation, career preparation training, and vocational placement.
General medical and related services including eye evaluations, treatment of eye conditions, and genetic counseling.
General information about blindness and visual impairment and referrals to sources of other information and services.
Provision of learning resources, including braille, audio, and large print materials.
Evaluation and testing of a client's vision; prescription of appropriate optical devices; support, follow-up, and referrals to other appropriate agencies and professionals. These services also include the provision of nonoptical (such as lamps, filters, bold-lined paper, writing guides) and optical devices (such as magnifiers, microscopes, telescopes) and training in their use.
Programs for preschool-age children who are blind or visually impaired.
Leisure activities--such as those related to arts and crafts, sports, music, and drama, and other similar activities--provided for blind and visually impaired persons.
Activities provided for children after school hours and during the summer months.
Training and workshops for parents and support services, such as in-home visits, respite care, and referrals to appropriate agencies for services.
Periodic meetings that provide participants with the opportunity to share information and talk about common experiences for mutual support, usually run by a facilitator or a professional who can provide guidance.
Training in the use of systematic techniques by which people who are blind or visually impaired orient themselves to their environment and move about independently.