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 vision graphic       O and M graphic        welcome to BVI resources pageTexas Blindness and Visually Impaired Network logo

Services for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired (TxBVI) is a component of Texas Sensory Support Network (TxSSN) of the Texas Education Agency (TEA).  TxBVI ensures the provision of support to children (0-21) with blindness/visual impairment or deafblindness, their families, and the professionals who serve them, through collaboration which is essential for the education of students in this population.  Regional ESCs in Texas have BVI Specialists who provide educational consultative services.  If Region 17 may be of service to you, please contact Deanne Goen, BVI Specialist.  (contact information below)   

  • Active Learning Space Active Learning Space logo
    Information, Resources & Techniques that Emphasize Ways for Students to Become Active Learners  

  • BVI Bridge Smore bridge
    Newsletter for BVI Professionals and Families of Students with BVI  


  • Low Vision Evaluation (LVE) Request form LVEReqForm.pdf handheld magnifierlow vision word graphic
         
    Q:  What is Low Vision?
         A:  Low Vision is a Loss of Sight that Makes Everyday Life Challenging   

     
       NOTE:  The process for LVE is detailed on page 12 of Resources for People with Visual Impairments(link listed below).  

  • Required Information for Parents at ARD Meetings clipboard with checklist
              - TSBVI Information Parent flyer     
    English     Spanish
              - Expanded Core Curriculum flyer   English     Spanish
              - Benefits of Braille     English      Spanish
              - Benefits of O&M    English & Spanish (2-sided)
              - Consent form     English     Spanish
  • Visual Impairment Scales of Service Intensity of Texas (VISSIT & O&M VISSIT)
          - VI  Visual Impairment Scale of Service Intensity of Texas logo        O&M VISSIT O and M Visual Impairment Scale of Service Intensity of Texas logo


  • Wonder Baby CaringCalm.org
    Website dedicated to helping parents of young children with BVI as well as children with multiple disabilities.   
 
Region 17 ESC Contacts:
Deanne Goen
Deanne Goen
Education Specialist, Blindness/Visual Impairment
(806) 281-5712

deannegoen@esc17.net

Alma Reinhart
Alma Reinhart
Support Staff
(806) 281-5701
areinhart@esc17.net