[Pibe-division] The Problem with TOO Much Help

Marianne Denning MDenning at finneytown.org
Sat Oct 15 17:32:19 CDT 2011


I think many schools are cutting back on aid time at the beginning of the IEP process.  It is hard to get the parents to decrease the aid time once it has begun.  School staff may not always do a good job of explaining that the amount of time will decrease as the student grows older too.
Marianne Denning
Intervention Specialist, Visually Impaired
Finneytown Secondary Campus
mdenning at finneytown.org
513-931-0712
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From: pibe-division-bounces at nfbnet.org [pibe-division-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Dr. Denise M. Robinson [dmehlenbacher at yahoo.com]
Sent: Saturday, October 15, 2011 2:08 PM
To: Professionals in Blindness Education Division List
Subject: Re: [Pibe-division] The Problem with TOO Much Help

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<mailto:deniserob at gmail.com>
Website with hundreds of lessons: yourtechvision.com

<http://blindgeteducated.blogspot.com/>


From: Ellen Lopez <eflopez at icoe.org>
To: Professionals in Blindness Education Division List <pibe-division at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2011 3:30 PM
Subject: Re: [Pibe-division] The Problem with TOO Much Help

VI aides can not work without the supervision of a VI teacher.

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
To: pibe-division at nfbnet.org
Subject: [Pibe-division] The Problem with TOO Much Help

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.

Wendy Molle
Schoharie Elementary

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