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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 community.
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 outcomes.
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. Skills include:
- 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