The TVI`s To Do List

The TVI’s To Do List
Tasks that TVIs Do
Throughout the School Year
By Dr. Dixie Mercer
Inservice Week
• Attend inservice meetings as required by
• Wherever possible, make presentations to
groups of teachers on campuses where your
“high need” students are enrolled.
As Soon as Possible in August
• Meet with each Principal, Educational
Diagnostician, and teacher to introduce
• When you call on them, be sure you leave a
folder which contains:
– your contact information
– a list of the typical roles that you perform
– any additional information that they may need
regarding your services
First Week of School
(if not before)
Textbooks are delivered to campuses.
Low vision devices delivered.
Collect schedules for each student.
Review folders to fill in dates for ARDS,
FVEs/LMAs, etc. needed
• Be sure your materials production system is
stocked and ready, including braille
• Contact parents to introduce yourself
Second Week of School
• Begin direct services and consultation.
• Put together student notebooks that contain:
student information sheet
last FVE/LMA
eye report
notes on services
Third Week of School
• Contact the VI Specialist at the Education
Service Center and find out:
– When the Regional Plan meetings and/or VI
teacher’s meetings are in your region
– Information about workshops being offered
– If they have you on their listserv
• Look on TSBVI’s website for information
re: special courses offered throughout the
school year.
Fourth Week of School
• Update information for the APH registry.
• TRY to have a fairly standard schedule in
place which can be distributed to principals,
Diagnosticians, and parents.
Every 3-6, or 9 Weeks
• Document student progress on their IEPs.
First Week after Christmas Break
• Evaluate student’s performance on IEP
Goals for information on ESY.
• If you haven’t gotten a copy of the APH
Registration, start looking for it.
• Deafblind census
• Begin to look for applications to TSBVI
Summer School.
• Begin arrangements for service for ECI
students during the summer months.
• Review caseload for the following year, and
prepare to order state adopted text books.
• Before and after Spring Break, be sure that
you have current levels of performance on
each of your students for ESY purposes.
April and May
• Review caseload time allocations for the
following year, and develop a preliminary
• Meet with your Special Ed. Director to
review the “State of the VI Program.”
• Confirm service arrangements for ECI
End of School
• Collect equipment for inventory, repair and
• Prepare for ESY, especially if you are going
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