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O&M VISSIT: Orientation and Mobility Visual Impairment Scale of Service Intensity of Texas

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The O&M VISSIT: Orientation & Mobility Visual Impairment Scale of Service Intensity of Texas is designed to guide orientation and mobility (O&M) specialists in determining the type and amount of itinerant O&M services to recommend for students on their caseload. The Individualized Education Program (IEP) committee will typically rely upon the O&M specialist for this recommendation. This scale supports the O&M specialist in quantifying information for the IEP committee. It is hoped that the O&M VISSIT will provide guidance so that all students with visual impairments get the benefit of an appropriate amount and type of O&M service.

Acknowledgements

Members of the Service Intensity Subcommittee of the Texas Action Committee for the Education of Students with Visual Impairments who developed the O&M VISSIT include:

  • Rona Pogrund, Texas Tech University, Chair
  • Chrissy Cowan, Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Outreach
  • Shannon Darst, Texas Tech University
  • Kitra Gray, Region 10 Education Service Center
  • Tracy Hallak, Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Cyral Miller, Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Outreach
  • Michael Munro, Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Heather Munro, Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Cecilia Robinson, Region 4 Education Service Center
  • Mary Shore, Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Outreach
  • Christopher Tabb, Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Outreach

Logo credits:

  • Logo Concept- Timothy Henderson and Francia Cotrone
  • Logo Design- Ben Pogrund

Electronic scale: Stephanie Isbell, Region 11 Education Service Center

Website: Jim Allan & Stacey Rayos, Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Outreach