Open Hands Open Access: Deaf-Blind Intervention Modules
Module 14: Introduction to Orientation and Mobility for Interveners
PaTTAN - Online Course
Friday February 15, 2019
Thursday March 14, 2019
This event is by invitation only. You must have a registration key in order to register.
Orientation and mobility (O&M) training addresses the impact of deafblindness on the development of movement and travel skills, including orientation. This course explores how O&M looks different for each child. A team approach, led by an O&M specialist, will help a child learn faster.
- Critique the role of the intervener in supporting a student´s orientation and mobility.
- Describe the role of the orientation and mobility specialist.
- Identify basic roles and principles of OT and PT
- Identify basic O&M tools and techniques.
- Describe the 5 levels of the Spatiotemporal Development Framework as it relates to students who are deaf-blind.
- List ways to support students who are deaf-blind within the 5 levels of development.
Teams and Individuals working with and/or interested in professional development regarding students who are deaf-blind, such as parents, teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, and other service providers, including those who are not seeking to become interveners.
Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individual´s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.