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IESBVI Consultant Services

Assistive Technology – Chad Brown – (563-320-6255)  Email Chad Brown. Assistive Technology technical assistance support specific to students who are blind; assistive device center for loan and evaluation; professional development training on the use of devices.

Consultant for Students with Additional Disabilities – Cindy White-Botello – (319-310-1322) Email Cindy White-Botello. Provides technical assistance, professional development and consultation to teams serving students with visual impairments and additional disabilities including deafblindness; Cohort based extensive professional development for teams.

Consultant for Transition and Family Services – Phyllis McGowan – (319-472-5221 ext. 1028) Email Phyllis McGowan.  Provides consultation to teams regarding transition planning and services in coordination with the Department for the Blind; Serves as a primary family contact for information, problem solving and services; Assist with the planning and implementation of extended learning opportunities.

Deafblind Coordinator and Consultant for Students with Additional DisabilitiesEmail Susan Brennan – (319-560-4014)  Coordinates the state Deafblind Project for students with both sensory impairments; provides technical assistance, professional development and consultation to teams serving students who are deafblind and to students with additional disabilities; Cohort based extensive professional development for teams.

Director of Extended Learning – Susan Rolinger – (515) 782-3792 Email Email Susan Rolinger.  Works with our faculty and teams to provide extended learning opportunities in areas of the expanded core curriculum statewide; Extended learning programs are offered regionally and on the campus in Vinton; Extended learning includes evening or weekend activities as well as summer week-long programs.

Extended Learning Programmer – Carla Morrow - (319) 472-5221 extension 1228 Email Carla Morrow.  Provides recommendations and assistance related to extended learning activities with a focus on recreation/leisure, PE, FCCLA and independent living skills.

Literacy Consultant – Chris Short– (319-472-5221 ext.1227) Email Chris Short.Technical assistance in literacy for teams servicing students who are blind and visually impaired; Library services; American Printing House for the Blind services; Professional development with literacy for students who are blind/visually impaired; Extended learning opportunities for students.

Low Vision Clinics and Consultation – Jim Judd -  (319-447-7184) Email Jim Judd.  Coordinates the Low Vision Clinics held throughout the state for the evaluation of vision and needs related to low vision; Coordinates the low vision device center and provides consultation on the use of low vision devices.

Mathematics Consultant - Sara Larkin – (319-310-6070) Email Sara Larkin Technical assistance in mathematics for teams serving students who are blind and visually impaired; Professional development and consultation in math, math-related technology, Nemeth Code, abacus, and tactile graphics for teams of students who are blind or visually impaired; Mathematics loan center; Extended learning opportunities for students.

STEM Consultant – Jennifer Bliss – (319-427-6770) Email Jennifer Bliss Technical assistance in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) for teams serving students who are blind and visually impaired; Professional development and consultation in STEM related areas for teams of students who are blind or visually impaired; Science loan center; Extended learning opportunities for students.

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