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This presentation by Stephanie Bissonette was given at the 2005 ADVISOR workshop

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  • 1.
    • Orientation is knowing where you are, where you are going and how to get there.
    • Mobility means moving from one place to another.
    • Certified O&M Instructors teach children with visual impairments to travel independently.
    • Section A for parents, B for professionals and C for doctors.
    Orientation & Mobility (O&M)
  • 2.
    • What is O&M? (see previous slide #1)
    • Who provides O&M services? ( check your state link)
    • How can I help my child be more independent? (consult an O&M instructor)
    • What is sighted guide? (see slide #13)
    • Does a child with visual impairments and who uses a wheelchair need O&M? (sometimes)
    • Does my child need a cane? (depends on degree of functional sight, consult an O&M instructor)
    • When should my child learn to use a cane? (when the walk independently, consult an O&M instructor)
    • At what age should a child receive O&M services? (sometimes as soon as they are rolling over, depends on your state services)
    • Where and what do O&M lessons look like through the childhood years? (from independence in the home, to the schools, in your neighborhood and finally in your community, consult an O&M instructor)
    FAQ's
  • 3.
    • Detailed O&M definition
    • Picture of O&M lessons
    • Hadley Distance Ed. O&M Courses
    • 2 O&M Videos
    • AFB’s O&M Prime
    • Reaching, Crawling, Walking…
    • Pathways to Independence
    • Sighted Guide Technique
    • Dog Guide Schools
    • Purchasing Canes
    • National Agenda
    FOR PARENTS Section A
  • 4.
    • Holds head up while on stomach.
    • Bears weight on hands/forearms while on stomach, lifting chest off floor.
    • Sits self-supported for short periods.
    • Moves into and out of sitting position independently.
    • Pulls to a stand.
    • Moves forward in space (creeps, crawls, scoots).
    • Reaches with one hand from crawl ( maintaining a 3 point balance).
    • Steps sideways while holding on to a stationary object.
    • Stands unsupported momentarily.
    • Walking
    • Rolling or catching a ball.
    • Propelling self on a bike.
    • Running
    • Jumping
    Typical Gross Motor Delays for Children with V.I. (Oregon Project)
  • 5. Detailed definition of O&M
  • 6. BEFORE AFTER O&M LESSONS
  • 7. www.hadley-school.org 2 HADLEY O&M DISTANCE EDUCATION COURSES
  • 8. www.vips.org
  • 9. www.vips.org
  • 10. www.afb.org/store Contains a description of O&M, what family members can do, and FAQ’s,
  • 11.
    • Reaching, Crawling Walking…Let’s Get Moving O&M for Preschool Children
    • Move with Me:…movement for babies with visual impairments
    • Standing on My Own Two Feet (designing & constructing mobility devices)
    • www.blindcntr.org/bcc
  • 12. Parent handbook for families with infants & toddlers. www.lighthouse.org
  • 13.
    • A technique in which a blind person is led or guided by a sighted person and both walk in a designated position (AFB’s O&M Primer 1989).
    • Consult with your local O&M Instructor or Teacher of the Visually Impaired for the details and a demonstration.
    SIGHTED GUIDE TECHNIQUE
  • 14.
    • Check the list of dog guide schools on the www.afb.org website.
    • Click on “Where Can I Find?”
    • Type in “Dog Guide Training.”
    • Click the “find” button.
    DOG GUIDES
  • 15.
    • www.ambutech.com
    • www.californiacanes.com
    • www.maxiaids.com
    • www.advantagecanes.com
    • Others?
    PURCHASING CANES
  • 16. Goal #8 address the need for O&M instruction, as part of the core curriculum for visually impaired children. www.afb.org /store The National Agenda (2004) … formerly published as…
  • 17.
    • Oregon Project
    • 2 PE books about inclusion
    • Peabody Mobility Kit for Infants & Toddlers
    • Preschool O&M Screening
    • Perkins Activity Resource Guide for students with Multiple Disabilities
    • Teaching O&M in the School
    • Travel Tales
    • TAPS
    • Picture Maker
    • Finding Wheels
    • Old Resources
    FOR PROFESSIONALS Section B
  • 18. For ages birth to Five www.jacksoneds.k12.or.us (Some details on next slides) For ages birth to five: