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West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
301 East Main Street
Romney, WV 26757
(304) 822-4800 (Local)
(304) 822-3370 (Fax)

Brief Description

Provide services to children who are deaf, blind, or deaf/blind and residents of the state of West Virginia.

Hours of operation: Mon./Wed./Fri. 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Tues./Thurs. 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
Clients served on average per year: Approximately 650 statewide
Number of staff: 217
Staff description: Professional and ancillary.
Geographic area served: Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan, and Pendleton Counties.
Publications: Regular newsletters published by schools


Lynn Boyer, Superintendent, (304) 822-4839,
Jamie McBride, Dean of Students, School for the Bind, (304) 822-4880,
Sondra McKenery, Director of Personnel, (304) 822-4820,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assistive Products
    • Repairs and maintains equipment loaned from the West Virginia Instructional Resource Center.

Services for Children

  • Braille and Reading Instruction
    • Offers braille instruction.
  • Counseling
    • Provides social evaluations, psychological testing.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides instruction in braille, handwriting, orientation and mobility, typing, sensory training, remedial education.
  • Early Intervention/Infant Services
    • Through an outreach program, provides assessment statewide in homes for children age birth to five.
  • Education Services
    • Offers academic programs for preschool, grades K-12 and residential as well as other support services. Provides instructional materials for students who are blind or visually impaired in West Virginia.

      Maintains an inventory of braille books, large type books, educational aids and equipment. Determine sources for material and equipment that are not available from WVIRC but are available for purchase or loan for legally blind, deaf-blind, partially sighted West Virginia students in public schools, private schools, vocational-technical schools/institutes, and preschools.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Some prevocational training provided.
  • Health
    • Offers audiology therapy, speech therapy.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training.

Services for Professionals

  • Professional Training
    • Offers internship and fieldwork placement training programs.

Ongoing Events/Programs

INSITE/VIISA Preschool Program

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