Orientation Mobility Specialist
Vision/Orientation and Mobility Services are designed to assist school personnel to provide interventions and instructional strategies to improve student achievement and support students with visual impairments. Direct, consultative and/or monitoring services are available.
VI specialists participate in assessment and serve on IEP teams as requested by school administration. The specialists can assess a student’s functional vision, suggest curricular modifications and provide students with direct Braille instruction and/or reader services.
Orientation and Mobility (O&M) specialists are qualified and licensed specialists who understand the needs of visually impaired students and are knowledgeable in navigating one’s community and the use of specialized equipment. The O&M specialist can assess a student’s mobility and travel skills, provide direct instruction in navigating one’s community and provide support to teachers, students and families.Lori Saunders, Supervisor Pupil PersonnelMahoning County Educational Service Center330-533-8755, ext. 1039