VISION SERVICES

 
General Information
Description of ProgramProvides services for students attending local district programs who are visually impaired or blind. These include Assistive Technology Assessments and Orientation and Mobility Training. Assistive Technology Assessments are used to determine the appropriate assistive devices and/or educational technology needed to facilitate a student's learning in his/her current educational setting. Orientation and Mobility Training is provided for an individual student at the request of the local school district. This training assists students in traveling safely, efficiently and confidently in a variety of environments and develops independence and self-esteem. Individualized training is based on a student's cognitive and motor ability and geared to his or her specific vision deficit. Specialized services include: sensory and concept development with formal orientation and mobility training for younger students, training in the use of residual vision in conjunction auditory and tactual skills for partially sighted students training in street crossing and the use of public transportation for students who demonstrate age-appropriate concepts and cognitive ability and training for students who are totally blind through the use of the long cane and sight guide techniques. Call for more detailed information.
LocationNassau
Geographic AreaWestbury, New York; Town of Hempstead, New York; Nassau County, New York
 
Contact Information
Contact's NameBonnie Heller
Contact's PositionPrincipal
Contact's Phone(516) 396-2600
Contact's Emailbheller@nasboces.org
Physical Site Address 1CCA
Physical Site Address 22850 North Jerusalem Road
Physical Site City, State, ZipWantagh, NY 11793
Mailing Address 12850 North Jerusalem Road
Mailing City, State, ZipWantagh, NY 11793
Main Phone(516)396-2600
Fax(516)396-2905
Web Addresswww.nassauboces.org
 
Additional Information
Last UpdateJun19
 
Affiliated Agency and Services
Affiliated Agency:
NASSAU BOCES DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
This Program: VISION SERVICES
Affiliated Services: VISION SERVICES