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What are the Rehabilitation Teaching Services?
Intake and Assessment:
- An evaluation of the incoming skill level of the consumers in all
appropriate areas of instruction, plus training in the test-teach-test
format to determine the duration of training to reach stated goals.
Areas of Training and Skill Building:
Indoor Orientation and Mobility: Teaching safe and efficient
travel skills using methods and techniques that maximize safety in the
Activities of Daily Living: Teaching personal, and home management
skills, as well as skills transferable to the work setting (labeling,
filing, and organizational skills)
Communications: Braille literacy and improving handwriting or use of
signature, budgeting and check writing, use of recording devices.
Counseling and Vocational Exploration: Identifying and developing
reasonable goals and appropriate accommodations to vocational
Adjustment and Support Groups: Groups for individuals and/or family,
evenings, work day or weekends
Social Skills: Skills of interviewing, developing resources, and
leisure time management to name a few.
Skills provided in Cluster Teaching Group Model:
- Group for seniors experiencing low vision. Provides an exposure to
skills designed to facilitate the highest level of independence.
- Adaptive techniques of food preparation
- Work simplification,
- Safety in the home,
- Mobility, and
- Community resources
Low Vision Services
Identification and one-on-one training with specialized optical
equipment and lighting techniques
Use of specific filter sunglasses
Referrals to Low Vision Therapist or Optometrist
Last Revised: July 12, 2010