[Pibe-division] Limits in our field

Jonn Paris-Salb JParisSalb at cde.ca.gov
Thu Nov 6 17:48:00 CST 2008


Great decision.

Jonn Paris-Salb, Manager
Clearinghouse for Specialized Media and Translations
California Department of Education
916-323-2202
1430 N Street, Suite 3207
Sacramento, CA 95814

From: pibe-division-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:pibe-division-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Amy_Brush at caboces.org
Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2008 6:58 AM
To: pibe-division at nfbnet.org
Subject: Re: [Pibe-division] Limits in our field

I am a NYS certified Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired working with a cooperative, shared service provider (BOCES) which contracts with districts in the area.
I do have a background in speech therapy and as a reading specialist, but the request is specifically in the area of Vision services.

I have spoken with the district's special ed director and have advised her that I think this is an issue that the special educators within their own district should manage.  I have clarified my role as a Vision service provider for future reference, as this is clearly moving outside our role.

Thank you for your response.

Amy
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Date: 11/05/2008 05:44PM
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Dear Amy brush,
You don't mention your qualifications to provide this service, nor whether you are with a district or agency that provides vision services. If the student has health insurance with vision coverage I would encourage the family to seek a professional through their medical plan. If this is not at a school site then I am not sure what opinion I would offer. For schools services need to be based on an agreed upon plan through the IEP process or Section 504, otherwise you could leave yourself and/or agency open to litigation. Not knowing this information I would call the special education director for your best, most accurate information.

Jonn Paris-Salb, Manager
Clearinghouse for Specialized Media and Translations
California Department of Education
916-323-2202
1430 N Street, Suite 3207
Sacramento, CA 95814

From: pibe-division-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:pibe-division-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Amy_Brush at caboces.org
Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2008 6:11 AM
To: pibe-division at nfbnet.org
Subject: [Pibe-division] Limits in our field


I have been asked to work with a student, upon referral of an outside educational test, to work with a student on visual cueing systems and visually based cues for spelling words, mapping, etc.



While I know I can be helpful to this student, is this truly in our realm or am I overstepping the bounds of our limits in this way?  Should this be handled by the special educator or resource room teachers involved?



This child has no documented vision problem, but in the outside testing his visual perceptual skills were very limited.  Advice, please?



Many thanks, Amy

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