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OMS Screening

O&M SCREENING AND EVALUATION

O&M SCREENING

  • An O&M screening by an OMS Specialist is needed for all students with a visual impairment birth through 21. The following people may refer students for an O&M screening: the TVI, Area Educational Agency, Local Educational Agency, parents and/or medical professionals.
     
  • When the TVI is the referral source, the OMS Screening Referral Form will be completed by the TVI and sent to the appropriate OMS using the following referral form:

OMS Screening Referral Form

  • The purpose of a screening is to determine if concerns about a student’s orientation and mobility skills can be resolved through accommodations or an intervention implemented by parents, teachers, or other members of an IFSP/IEP Team.  If results of an OMS screening indicate that the expertise of an orientation and mobility specialist may be required in order to alleviate these concerns, further evaluation will be necessary in order to determine the type and extent of services required.
     
  • Screening should be updated as requested by TVI, parents and district.
     
  • The suggested screening instruments can be accessed at the links below:

EVS OMS Screening

OMS Screening Ages Birth - 2 Years

OMS Screening Ages 3-22

OMS Screening Multi-Impaired

  • Completed screening should be uploaded to the OMS screening assessment section of the statewide vision database.

O&M ASSESSMENT

  • Completed by the OMS as a result of the screening which indicated significant need.
     
  • Required as basis for the development of any IEP goals related to orientation and mobility.
     
  • Updated as a part of the 3-year reevaluation, however, we recognize that the acquisition of skills is updated throughout the instructional year.
     
  • Final report of the OMS evaluation should be uploaded to the OMS assessment section of the statewide vision database.
     
  • A report checklist can be accessed at the link below:

OMS Assessment Summary

 

For the preschool early access/early childhood aged child, the following link will provide a valuable resource for assessment tools:

E.A. Rubric

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