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Expanded Opportunities for Secondary Academic Students in Texas School for Blind and Visually Impaired's Summer 2006 Programs

by Kay Pruett, TSBVI Special Programs Instructor

Abstract: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired offers an array of unique and innovative summer programs for students with visual impairments from around Texas.

Key Words: News & Views, TSBVI, Special Programs, summer.

Secondary academic students with visual impairments often spend their school year focused on the core curriculum at the expense of the expanded core curriculum, and rarely get opportunities to interact with other visually impaired students. TSBVI offers programs designed specifically for this group of students as part of a wide array of exciting summer programs for various groups of students with visual impairments.

During the summer 2006 session, TSBVI greatly expanded their offerings for secondary academic students with visual impairments. All of these programs provided students opportunities to build a meaningful social network, to practice the unique skills necessary for successful living as adults with visual impairments, and to learn and practice skills related to a specific teen interest.

Several successful classes from the past were offered as summer programs along with eight completely new programs. To meet expressed needs of local districts two Short-Term Programs usually offered only during the school year were held in June. Here is a sample of the 2006 offerings:

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