Division on Visual Impairments


A quarterly newsletter from the Council for Exceptional Children's Division on Visual Impairments containing practitioner tips for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and other professionals.

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Dear Colleagues, Many of you participated in meetings regarding the revision of CEC initial licensure standards for TVIs either by phone or in person at AER or NLCSD/OSEP in July. A committee appointed by DVIDB President Tiffany Wild is leading the revision. On behalf of that committee, I am attaching the latest version of draft standards based on our meetings and suggestions from colleagues in the field. We are currently soliciting input from the field for content through Nov. 30th . Remember that we have a number of constraints based on CEC guidelines and procedures. Therefore, at the end of the draft standards, I have included a concise list of CEC guidelines. Please provide suggestions/edits using track changes and send to Deborah Hatton at Deborah.Hatton@vanderbilt.edu before November 30, 2016. The revision committee will review all suggestions. We plan to share an updated version by December, 2016. We cannot add standards after our validation survey is submitted. For that reason, it is critical that we identify all the standards now and that we secure input from as many colleagues as possible. We will document the responses that we receive from you as evidence to support the proposed standards. Thank you for sharing your time and expertise in the standards revision. These standards will impact accreditation for university personnel preparation programs that prepare TVIs and for the job responsibilities of TVIs for years to come. Warmest Wishes, Deborah Hatton Input from Field on Initial Licensure Standards for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments 66

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