Kansas Technical Assistance System Network (TASN)
provides technical assistance to support school districts’ systematic implementation of evidence-based practices.

Functional Vision Assessment: Pre-Service Class for TSVI's

September 12, 2019 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

This training is for Pre-Service Teachers of Students with Visual Impairment who are beginning their coursework, or for others who are interested in learning more about Functional Vision Assessments and how to conduct them.  It is a required course for TASN grant fund recipients.  

The training will cover the components of a Functional Vision Assessment, and instruction on how to complete each section.  Special emphasis will be on how to read and interpret an eye doctor's report.  

If at all possible, KS teachers should attend with their regional KSSB Field Services Representative who will assist them in conducting an assessment in their district after the training course. 

Learning Objectives

Training participants will: 

  • Understand the purpose of conducting a Functional Vision Assessment
  • Learn the criteria for a student to be classified as having a visual impairment
  • Be able to locate a visual diagnosis & visual acuity on an eye doctor's report
  • List at least three possilble accommodations / modifications that may be helpful for a student with a visual impairment 
  • Improve their skill level and confidence in performing a Functional Vision Assessment



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Time September 12, 2019 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Check In at 8:00 a.m.
Please bring a sack lunch & drink with you.
Format Meet In Person
6.0 Professional Learning Contact Hours
Provider(s) Kansas Instructional Resource Center for the Visually Impaired (KIRC)
Contact Pam Arbeiter
Trainer Pam Arbeiter & Julie Ituarte
KSSB Field Services Representatives
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Venue Lundgren Elementary School
1020 NE Forest Ave. Topeka KS 66616