Our occupational therapy service is designed to assist clients in maximizing their remaining vision by providing training specific to daily needs and activities. Our low vision occupational therapists can identify the best techniques and equipment to improve a client’s level of independence. Occupational therapists provide training in basic daily living skills such as reading, writing, meal preparation, financial management, home safety and medication management.

In most cases, Occupational Therapy services are covered by insurance.  St. Louis Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired accepts Medicare and most commercial insurances.


For individuals wanting to learn Braille for reading and/or writing, all levels of Braille are taught. Some individuals prefer Braille only for identifying items (clothes, food, etc…) while others want to learn it as a complete communication system. When indicated or desired, the use of a slate and stylus are also taught. Learning the complete Braille system may require up to 6 months of individual lessons and requires independent practice.

Braille Instruction is provided at no charge to the individual. It is primarily provided at the Society’s office, although in-home instruction is available based on needs and preferences.

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