Open Hands Open Access: Deaf-Blind Intervention Modules

Module 15: Orientation and Mobility in Everyday Routines

PaTTAN - Online Course

Session Dates

Friday March 15, 2019
Sunday April 14, 2019

Closed
This event is by invitation only. You must have a registration key in order to register.

This course covers the 10 guiding principles which are the foundation of an effective travel routine. We will review the responsibility of an O&M specialist to design suitable routes and routines to facilitate skill development. Travel routines embed skill development and should be practiced consistently in the context of daily routines. The course will highlight the benefits of an intervener knowing about orientation and mobility, therefore, the greater benefit to the student.

 

Objectives

Participants will:

  • Review how an effective travel routine can support a student´s practice of O&M skills.
  • Explain the "10 Principles of Effective Travel Routines" and how to apply intervener strategies to support student learning related to each principle.
  • Describe how environmental features help a student learn about the concepts of space and distance.
  • Analyze how environmental features can be sequenced to help a student know where he or she is in space (orientation).
  • List the skills a student acquires in the context of travel routines have a direct, positive impact on his or her inclusion in family, school, and community life.
  • Identify the skills acquired in the context of travel routines that lead to higher levels of safe, efficient, and independent travel.

 

Target Audience

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.


Event Info

Event Type:

On-line Courses

Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
Hours of Instructional Time
No credit

Presenters:

Tina Hertzog and Patti McGowan

Event Contact:

Registration:

Lorraine Byer
lbyer@pattan.net
610-878-7210

Contact:

Patti McGowan
pmcgowan@pattan.net
724-864-2553