Santa Barbara County Education Office Special Education Support Services
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Vision Services

Program Coordinator:

Cathy DeLaurentis
(805) 922-0334 Ext. 2308

  • For students in the Santa Maria, Orcutt, Lompoc, and Guadalupe regions who have documented visual impairment that negatively impacts their ability to access curriculum or instruction.
  • Services are provided as needed by an itinerant Vision Specialist and/or Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Specialist with support as needed from an instructional assistant.
  • Services may be provided in a variety of educational settings.
  • Vision Specialist provides direct academic assistance to the student or consultation with school staff.
  • Support may include instruction in domains outside of academic areas such as recreation, leisure, and self-help
  • Students may recive supports such as enlarged print text or magnification, extra lighting, closed circuit television (CCTV), monoculars, Braille, or adapted computer systems.
  • O&M Specialists support the student to learn to physically access and navigate both the school campus and community.