[Pibe-division] The Problem with TOO Much Help

Dr. Denise M. Robinson dmehlenbacher at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 15 13:08:45 CDT 2011


Yes Ellen that is correct, but parents dictate, through the threat of a law suit how much time a VI aide will work with their child and how they work with them


       Denise 
 
Denise M. Robinson, TVI, Ph.D. 
CEO, TechVision
Specialist in blind technology/teaching/training
email:  yourtechvision at gmail.com
Website with hundreds of lessons: yourtechvision.com 





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>VI aides can not work without the supervision of a VI teacher. 
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>From:pibe-division-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:pibe-division-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Wendy Molle
>Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2011 12:23 PM
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>Subject: [Pibe-division] The Problem with TOO Much Help
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>Just so you know TVIs cost a lot more than aides.  (For our districts services, we can get, at a minimum, 8 hours of aide time for the price of 1 hour of TVI time.)  If school funding is cut, in many cases it will be the TVI time that is cut.  No contest!  The only exception will be students with strong parent advocates.  In these tough fiscal times districts make some tough calls that we may all not agree with, but that is reality.
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>Wendy Molle
>Schoharie Elementary
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