South Australian School for Vision Impaired is a specialist school for students with a Vision Impairment.
SASVI School: legally blind: less than 6/60 vision, or severe field restriction, and need to access the Expanded Core Curriculum for Students with Vision Impairment (equivalent to H Level of Support)
State wide Service: less than 6/18 in better eye.
Secondary VI Programs: as for SASVI
An ophthalmological report is essential before service can be provided.
Referrals can be made by an:
- School personnel
- VI service providers
- Disability coordinator
A referral package is forwarded to the site, requesting a medical report, parent consent to support, and a visual functioning checklist. Upon receipt of the forms, an assessment is made of whether the student meets criteria. If criteria for support are met, an Advisory teacher will visit within 2 weeks.
SASVI takes enrolment for:
Short term (for assessment)
Medium term (1-3 years)
Shared enrolment with local primary school
(1 day at SASVI, 4 days local school or 4 days SASVI, 1 day local school).