Statewide IESBVI Consultants
How Consulting Services Work
IESBVI offers additional services in the form of statewide, content-specific consultants. IESBVI Consultants are available to support students, parents and educational professionals in the state of Iowa.
Consulting Services & Staff
FAQs About IESBVI Consultants
Who qualifies for support from IESBVI consultants?
Children (birth – 21 years) with a visual impairment who have an IFSP or an IEP.
Who can request assistance?
Parents, teachers of the visual impaired, orientation and mobility specialists, classroom teachers and other service providers.
What services are available?
- Resource and instructional materials—websites, publications, articles, conference and training materials, assessment tools, videos/DVDs and adapted, discipline-specific, classroom materials that assist teachers to fully include students with visual impairments in classroom instruction.
- Consultation—Consultation in regard to specific concerns. This may include telephone conversations, e-mail collaborations, and/or visits to the school or home settings. Written reports follow site visits.
- Collaboration—This may include coordinating with other stakeholders in support of children’s services. Such collaborations could occur on behalf of an individual child or at a systems level, such as supporting statewide training opportunities and/or summer programs.
Is there a cost for these services?
No, all services are provided free of charge to students, families, LEAs and AEAs.