Melanie Birthright

Melanie Birthright

Contact Melanie Birthright

Address:

2502 S Main Street
Hope, AR 71891
United States

Phone:
870-703-9237

Email:
Melanie.birthright@swaec.org

Educational Vision Consultant/COMS
Degree: M.Ed.
Experience:
I currently work for Educational Services for the Visually Impaired with the state of Arkansas.  I have been in this position for 13 years.  In this capacity, I travel to numerous school districts to assist any way I can with students that have a visual impairment.  The needs very at each school ranging from consulting, hands on, training, advocating, etc.  I provide the districts, teachers, and parents with the information needed for the student.  There are several CVI students on my caseload currently.  Most all of them are Phase I and Phase II.   Most of my hands on experience has been working with Phase I and Phase II students.   I work as closely as I can to provide needed information about CVI and the techniques needed for each child.  I also help adapt materials as needed.  Our agency also provides workshops for teachers across the state.  Prior to this position, I was a self-contained teacher in Texas and Arkansas. 
I am available to:
  • Provide ongoing, direct service to a child with CVI within 50 miles of my home address
  • Provide ongoing consultation and technical assistance to an educational team working with a child with CVI
  • Provide one time evaluation services and consultation
  • Provide training to an educational team
  • Provide consultation and support to family
  • I am willing to travel