Guidance for Completing Functional Vision Evaluations and Learning Media Assessments

Presentation Slides

Debra Sewell

This session is a deep dive into the resource Essential Tools for the Trade. We will explore how to use this tool to provide guidance and support to TVIs and COMS when making informed and deliberate decisions regarding the Functional Vision Assessment (FVA). We will also look at guided instruction and how to identify strategies for intervention. In the coming months we will further explore this tool further in two additional sessions. The tool will be provided prior to HELIX to IUs who have TVI and/or COMS registered for this session.

Credits: Act 48, ACVREP, Psych, Instructional Hours
Audience: Teachers who work with students who are blind or visually impaired; Supervisors/Administrators; Orientation and Mobility Specialists; Parents, Guardians, Family Members; Paraprofessionals

Speaker biography: Debra Sewell is the Curriculum Director at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. In this position, she has written numerous publications that are utilized by teachers, COMS, related service providers and families. Debra has been a teacher of students with visual impairments for over 30 years, in early childhood, elementary and middle school classrooms, as well as serving as a consultant for the TSBVI Outreach Department.


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