SOESD
  Southern Oregon Subscribe!
Be notified of news
& updates by email
EDUCATION SERVICE DISTRICT   signup | manage settings
STUDENTS EDUCATORS PARENTS SOESD STAFF
SOESD
SOESD
SOESD / Special Education / Vision Impaired / Contact Information and FAQ

Contact Information and Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Information

All inquiries regarding general program information should be directed to Mark Moskowitz, PVI Program Coordinator: 541.245.5196 or email mark_moskowitz@soesd.k12.or.us

Specific area questions:

  • Medford/Jackson County 541.245.5196
  • Grants Pass/Josephine County 541.479.5135
  • Roseburg/Douglas County 541.440.4783
  • Klamath Falls/Klamath and Lake County 541.850.1138

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Do you use sign language? No, we teach Braille. However, if the student is deaf/blind we coordinate with the Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and may use some form of sign language.
  2. How does that blind person know how to cross the street at the right time? Orientation and Mobility Specialists, who are also Teachers of the Visually Impaired, teach students how to be safe, efficient travelers using all of their senses other than vision.
  3. Do blind people use radar like bats? People with visual impairments use a multi-sensory approach to gather information while traveling. A person who is blind may identify objects by interpreting sounds in the environment.
  4. Is it true that blind people have perfect pitch or extra sensitive hearing? No, people with a visual impairment learn to develop all of their remaining senses with proper training from qualified teachers of the visually impaired.
  5. At what age do you start working with children? Teachers of the visually impaired start working with children from the age of identification. This can be as early as birth through the age of 21.
  6. Do you just teach Braille? No, we teach academic skills in conjunction with the local school district. In addition, we teach social skills, living skills, orientation and mobility and adaptive technology.



printer friendly version Printer friendly version

SOESD
Learning Matters
*
*
Translate
*
*
*
*
*
Search SOESD
*
*
site map   advanced search 
*
*
*
Special Education - Vision Impaired - Contact Information and FAQ
*
*
*
Back to Vision Impaired
*
*
Contact Information and FAQ
*
*
Eligibility and Referral
*
*
Staff and Services
*
*
Resources
*
*
Staff Directory
*
SOESD
SOESD
SOESD
5465 S. Pacific Highway
Phoenix, OR 97535
Phone: 541-245-5196
Email Us
SOESD
SOESD
*
SOESD
SOESD SOESD
HOME    |    STUDENTS    |    EDUCATORS    |    PARENTS    |    SOESD STAFF
SOESD
If you have questions regarding the site, please contact the webmaster.
Terms of Use | Built using Project A's Site-in-a-Box 2017