2022 HELIX Virtual Experience: High Expectations for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities

34. VT and TVI: The Difference is More Than Just the “I”

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Session Dates

Wednesday November 16, 2022 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM - Webinar


For decades, Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments (TVIs) have been called upon to evaluate children who have been recommended for vision therapy. This session will prepare participants to understand the differences between vision therapy services and educational visual impairment services. Case study discussions will serve to further elucidate the complexities and overlaps between vision therapy and educational visual impairment services and how eligibility for special education may be impacted.

Participants will be able to:

  • Define vision therapy and educational visual impairment services.
  • Discuss the professional roles of vision therapists and teachers of students with visual impairments.
  • Compare and contrast vision therapy and educational visual impairment services.

Target Audience

Teachers, administrators, speech language pathologists, related service providers, consultants, training and consulting staff, paraprofessionals, family members Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Annette Bauerlein, at 610-878-7211, or abauerlein@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
Hours of Instructional Time
No credit


Kerry Lueders, Elise Ciner

Event Contact:

Content Contact:

Kristin Starosta