Open Hands Open Access: Deaf-Blind Intervention Modules
Module 15: Orientation and Mobility in Everyday Routines
PaTTAN - Online Course
Friday September 11, 2020
Wednesday October 14, 2020
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.
- 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.
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.