• Vision Support

     
    The DCIU vision program provides services for Delaware County students, ages birth – 21, who are blind or visually impaired. Services are provided to approximately 150 students in 15 school districts as well as private schools. The program includes Teachers of the Visually Impaired (TVI), Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists (COMS), and large print /Braille production staff and provides:
    • Functional Vision Assessments
    • Interpretation of medical information
    • Consultation with school personnel
    • Braille instruction and large print and Braille materials
    • Instruction in visual efficiency, orientation and mobility
    • Technology Support
    • Expanded Core Curriculum 

    The success of this program has been recognized and awarded the following achievements: 
    • First in the Delaware County area to begin providing regular low vision clinics at Morton in collaboration with Salus University
    • Recipient of grant funds from the Boeing Company for low vision services and equipment
    • Development of the Pennsylvania Vision Consortium [PVC], a regional partnership whose members meet regularly to develop strategies to provide quality low vision services for youth to enhance their access in the home, school and community
    • Large Print Library and short term loan Assistive Technology lending Library 

    The quality and success of the Intermediate Unit’s Vision Program can also be proven by the accomplishments of its students:
    • A Chichester student was selected as The Rotary Student of the Month for January 2008
    • Two Springfield students were presented the annual D.A.R. Citizenship Award
    • A Springfield student was selected to go to Washington D.C. for winning a National Essay Contest
    • Numerous students in the Vision Department have gone on to  four year colleges and universities

    Contact

    Sonya Korinth, Supervisor – 610-938-9000 ext. 2244  |  Fax: 610-938-9890  | email: skorinth@dciu.org