On-site Services


Direct Instruction, Diagnostic Assessments and Student-Specific Consultations

Direct Instruction

MSB offers a contractual Teacher of the Visually Impaired and Orientation and Mobility services to local school systems on an as needed basis.  Services are provided by highly qualified Teachers of the Visually Impaired and Orientation and Mobility Specialists.  MSB recruits and provides oversight and accountability for contractual staff.

The cost for these services can be obtained by contacting the individuals listed below. Related travel to and from the local school district and between schools is at the prevailing IRS rate (currently $.56 cents per mile).  Contractual staff will provide student evaluations and consultations as well attend IEP meetings and department meetings as work schedules allow. Charges are billed on a monthly basis.

For more information on contracts for Teacher of the Visually Impaired, contact:

Ruth Ann Hynson, Director of Statewide Outreach Services
410.319.5726 | ruthh@mdschblind.org.

For more information on contracts for Orientation and Mobility services, contact:

Colleen Calhoon, Supervisor of Orientation and Mobility
410.444.5000, ext. 1321 | colleenc@mdschblind.org.

Diagnostic Assessments

MSB provides diagnostic assessments on a fee for service (see below) basis in several areas to provide a better understanding of a student’s functioning, specifically as it is impacted by vision or the inter-relationship of vision with additional disabilities.  Assessments are customized to the individual student needs and provide valuable information to design and implement an effective educational program.  They are offered in the following areas:

  • Low Vision – functional use of vision and clinical assessment < link to Low Vision Services here >
  • Education – academic performance, compensatory skills and Learning Media Assessment
  • Psychology – cognitive functioning, behavioral/adaptive functioning
  • Social-Emotional
  • Assistive Technology
  • Orientation and Mobility
  • Activities of Daily Living

Assessments in the areas of fine motor, gross motor and speech/language can be provided on a case by case basis.

Student-Specific Consultations

In conjunction with local school staff and parents, MSB Outreach staff can provide on-site observation and collaboration regarding issues that are impacting student performance and progress within their local school programs. Our consultative services are designed to provide information and suggestions for strategies, accommodations and interventions that can promote student success within their local school programs.  Consultation can be provided in all areas listed under Diagnostic Assessment.