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    Sign up for and take:
 
 
IEP Training
 
 
IFSP Training
 
 
Transition Training
 
 
Review:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Student folders for school, IEP hours for VI/OM recommendations for staff, if needed
 
 
IMS for students having re-evaluations this fall
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Complete:
 
 
Your IESBVI Faculty Calendar
 a. Cover all days districts are in session
 b. Determine winter and spring breaks (if any)
 
 
Parent letters of introduction, you may include IESBVI and AEA training dates.
 
 
Prepare student information packets for classroom teacher (Service page from IEP for
TVI and OMS, description of Role and Responsibility of a TVI and Role and Responsibility of OMS and for each teacher Iowa Educational Service for the Blind and Visually Impaired
 
 
Prepare an individual student notebook - hard copy or on computer/iPad/tablet - in case of medical leave this information must be available to your Regional Director
b. TVI/OMS and IEP/IFSP Goals and Outcomes
c.Rubrics (from IEPs/IFSPs)
d. Vision Consultation Template
 
 
All Staff Should:
 
 
Verify and update caseloads. Identify priority students and new students with the Beginning of School Year Checklist
 
 
Check IMS for students ready for transition IEP
               Set a voice mail greeting on agency telephones, Voice Mail Greeting Suggestions
 
 
Add to your Outlook calendar, student evaluation dates, Low-vision evaluation, FVA/LMA, OMS screenings and evaluations, IEP/IFSP, re-evaluation, etc., for the year.
 
 
Obtain copies of student schedules
 
 
Prepare a preliminary schedule  on your Outlook Calendar Itinerant Scheduling Tips, Scheduling for the Itinerant Caseload, and OMS Itinerant Scheduling Tips 
 
 
 
 
ECC Screening for initial IEPs and re-evaluations due this month
 
 
               Introduce yourself to the Early ACCESS Coordinator for your AEA office
 
 
OMS:
 
 
          Get parent signatures on the Permission to Transport Student for Instruction form.
 
 
Familiarize students to new schools and classes as well as meeting the teachers (as indicated on the IEP)
 
 
          Procedure for ordering a low-vision device and a device protocol and canes.
 
 
TVIs:
 
 
          Make appointments to meet with students' teachers and visit schools.
 
 
Provide an enlarged/braille copy of course schedule to middle/high school students who need this.
 
 
          Get a list from teachers of ancillary materials that need to be brailled
 
 
 
 
Review testing dates for Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) and the process for ordering the test in Braille.
 
 
 
 
Deliver/demonstrate necessary Assistive Technology, APH materials, recorded books, and/or optical devices to teachers. Keep Equipment and Material Inventory issued.
 
 
Ask Sue Shanahan at sshanahan@iowa-braille.k12.ia.us for an APH catalog to have to share with teachers. You may have as many catalogs as you need for yourself. Catalogs should be shared judiciously with general education teachers to ensure that we are being wise with the resources we have from the APH census.
     
Material adopted from a combination of Texas of the School for the Blind webpages and Quality Programming for the Visually Impaired (QPVI).

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