Center for Sight & Hearing

General Information

Center for Sight & Hearing
PO Box 5944
Rockford Illinois 1 61125
(815) 332 6800
bsweeney@rockfordcenter.org
http://www.cshni.org

Brief Description

The Center for Sight & Hearing is an accredited nonprofit organization that provides clinical services, rehabilitation therapy, and social activities for people who seek specialized hearing or vision care.

Staff

Maureen Mall, President, mmall@cshni.org

Barbara Schlomann, Vision Rehabilitation Therapist, bschlomann@cshni.org

Services Offered

  • Advocacy
    • Low Vision Occupational Therapist, Debra Morey, MOT, ORT/L, SCLV, advocates on behalf of those undergoing the rehabilitation program.

  • Assessment
    • Assist individuals in identifying and stating needs and goals and developing and implementing individual plans.

  • Assistive Products
    • Products for sale on site include magnifiers, talking watches/clocks, cooking utensils, reading and writing tools, personal and money management products, large-button phones, etc.

  • Braille/Electronic/Audio/Large Print Production
    • Reading material, Center brochures and information, greeting cards, and other materials.

  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Offers low vision screening, in-service training, sighted guide training.

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Computer and Smartphone training for low vision clients, screen readers, and screen magnifiers.

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides advice, assistance, consultation, training to individuals, professionals, employers, and family members.

  • Counseling
    • Offers support group, rehabilitation and career counseling.

  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides training in personal management, home management, travel, money management, and communication skills at the Center or individual's homes.

  • Information and Referral
    • Provides community information and resources to assist individuals with vision loss.

  • Low Vision Devices
    • Prescribes and supplies low vision devices.

  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides low vision exams, prescriptions supply of low vision devices, and provision of low vision services for all ages and difficult to test

  • Professional Training
    • Offers workshops, professional presentations, and in-service training to the public and personnel who work with people with vision and hearing loss.

  • Recreation Services
    • Holds regularly scheduled social/recreational activities for adults with a vision and hearing loss.

  • Services for Seniors
    • Provides low vision services for seniors.

  • Support Groups
    • Offers support groups for individuals who experience a vision loss.