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Orientation and Mobility Resources

Below are posts related to resources with Orientation and Mobility.

"Roman on CVI" as red bubble words with subtitle: Environmental Adaptations

Environmental Adaptations and CVI

In this video, Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy speaks about how to adapt the environment, the use of maps and O&M (Orientation and Mobility) strategies for students or children with CVI (cortical/cerebral visual impairment).
Cover slide of PowerPoint presentation on teaching students with visual impairments

Teaching Students with Visual Impairments: An Introduction

This powerpoint presentation is designed to introduce administrators, teachers, paras and related service providers to some of the basics in working with students with visual impairments. ncludes strategies for students with low vision and blindness
A boy with enlarged print on an iPad

Tools to Support You in Having a Student with a Visual Impairment in Your K-6 General Education Classroom

These self-paced training modules are designed for general education teachers who have a student who is blind or visually impaired in their classroom.
A young boy steps down out of a bus while holding his cane

Sound Travels: Evaluation, Collaboration, and Development Tools for Individuals who are DeafBlind

A collection of documents on special considerations for Orientation and Mobility (O&M) for students who are deafblind.
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Distance Consultation in O&M Synchronous Approaches

Presentation on distance consultation in Orientation and Mobility using synchronous approaches
A young girl walks with a white cane

White Cane Safety Day

White Cane Safety Day (also known as White Cane Awareness Day) is observed every year on October 15th.
A young boy walks in a school corridor using his cane

Orientation and Mobility 101

This self-paced video training module is designed to give teachers an overview of Orientation and Mobility for students who are blind or low vision.
Children wearing rubber boots splashing in a puddle

Messy and Muddy: A Guide to Outdoor Play for Children with Vision Impairment

RNIB shares a wonderful guide to outdoor play for children who are blind or visually impaired.
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O & M Goal Bank with Data Sheets

The O & M Goal Bank with Data Sheets is designed to be a resource for Orientation and Mobility instructors to create appropriate goals for students, including those with multiple disabilities.
CVI and the iPad

Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy: CVI and the iPad

In this YouTube video, Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy speaks about the power of using an iPad or other backlit device with a child or student with CVI.
Blurred image of cars on a street

Visual Acuity Tool

Visual Acuity Tool to simulate what individuals with macular disease may experience
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Orientation and Mobility Visual Impairment Scale of Service Intensity of Texas

Guidelines to determine the needs of students who are blind or visually impaired for Orientation and Mobility service
Two boys use monoculars outside

Monocular and Magnifier Training Documents

Documentation tools for training students to use low vision devices, such as monoculars and magnifier.
Orientation and Mobility Career, College and Community Readiness (CCCR) Standards cover slide

Orientation and Mobility Career, College and Community Readiness Standards

Orientation and Mobility Standards for Career, College and Community Readiness
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Creating Accessible Maps

Resources to create accessible maps, including tactile maps and auditory maps for people who are blind or partially sighted
Screenshot of Orientation and Mobility documents on Google Drive

O & M Organizational Documents

Organizational documents for Orientation and Mobility Specialists (COMS, O & M)
Kristie Smith and Kerry Isham holding APH Game kits.

Create Educational Games with APH Game Kit

Create your own educational games for students who are blind or partially sighted!
Location Literacy for O & M

Location Literacy for Orientation & Mobility

Resources for Orientation and Mobility (O & M) Instructors (COMS)
Teacher with braille student

Articulating the Need for Daily Consultation Time for Braille Students

TVIs need to be able to articulate in the IEP what services they provide and why their services are needed.
Student demonstrating good posture  and trunk support using BrailleNote

Pilates as a Literacy Tool for Students with Visual Impairments

Pilates can be a tool to improve literacy skills in students who are blind or visually impaired!