Life Skills Education

Our Life Skills Education services are provided in group and one-on-one sessions and empower people with visual impairments to increase their self-sufficiency.

Rehabilitative Skills

  • Clients learn how to use their existing vision most effectively and how to apply specific adaptive techniques.
  • Skills taught include Braille, kitchen safety, the preparation and cooking of meals, the completion of checks and forms, personal organization, and adjustments to in-home lighting.
  • All sessions are presented by a vision rehabilitation therapist (VRT) certified by the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP).

Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Skills

  • Clients learn how to understand their surroundings and how to navigate between familiar locations.
  • All sessions are presented by an O&M specialist who is ACVREP-certified.

Technology Skills

  • Clients explore present-day and emerging technologies that improve their quality of life.
  • Sessions also help clients gain a deeper understanding of the specific devices they use.

Elemental Life Skills

  • Clients learn critical non-physical skills of daily life.
  • Examples of topics include financial planning, fraud protection, voting, meditation, and mindfulness.

Youth and Family Programs

  • Sights for Hope offers Life Skills Education programs for kids with visual impairments and their families.
  • These programs help young people with visual impairments build the skills to become independent adults and show their families how to empower them.
  • Our Mom and Me in Motion program is for children with visual impairments ages 2 and under and their families.
  • Our Preschool Playtime program is for kids with visual impairments ages 3-7 and their families.
  • Our Camp I CAN! summer program is held annually for kids ages 7-13.
  • Our Youth Transitions program helps students ages 14-17 explore educational and career opportunities.

Contact for Information

Jennifer Pandolfo, 570.992.7787, Ext. 222