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Peabody College of Vanderbilt University: Department of Special Education, Program in Visual Disabilities - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Peabody College of Vanderbilt University: Department of Special Education, Program in Visual Disabilities
Box 328, Peabody College
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 322-2249 (Local)
(615) 343-1570 (Fax)
http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/

Brief Description

Peabody provides one of the oldest teacher preparation programs in the country. The PVD prepares teachers of students who are blind or visually impaired (TVIs).

Hours of operation: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM Central Time Zone
Geographic area served: Students preparing to be teachers come from all parts of the United States and other countries. Project PAVE (Providing Access to the Visual Environment) serves children with low vision residing in Tennessee.
Publications: Please contact Dr. Corn for a listing of publications.

Staff

Karen Blankenship, Contact, karen.e.blankenship@vanderbilt.edu
Deborah Hatton, Associate Professor, Deborah.Hatton@Vanderbilt.Edu
Brandi McRedmond, Coordinator, Project PAVE, (615) 936-3718, brandi.l.stout@vanderbilt.edu

Services Offered

Services for Children

  • Assessment
    • Project PAVE provides clinical low vision and educational assessment for children ages 3-21.
  • Early Intervention/Infant Services
    • Provides early intervention services through Project PAVE.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides evaluation and follow up for Project PAVE children and youths. Provides instruction in the use of optical devices to Project PAVE children and youths.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides technical assistance to schools in which Project PAVE children are enrolled and to their parents.
  • Personnel Preparation
    • Undergraduate and graduate (master's, doctoral) programs for teachers of students with visual impairments.
  • Professional Training
    • Offers continuing programs in visual disabilities.
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