Open Hands Open Access: Deaf-Blind Intervention Modules

Module 15: Orientation and Mobility in Everyday Routines

PaTTAN - Online Course

Session Dates

Sunday September 11, 2022 - PaTTAN - Online Course
Friday October 14, 2022 - PaTTAN - Online Course

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.


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.

Topics Covered: Deaf-Blind

Event Info

Event Type:

On-line Courses

Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Hours of Instructional Time
No credit


PaTTAN Educational Consultant

Event Contact:


Lorraine Byer
800-441-3215 x7258

Content Contact:

Patti McGowan

Additional Info

This module is part of the Open Hands Open Access Intervener Learning Modules (OHOA) series; you must be an OHOA cohort participant to register. The PA Deaf-Blind Project runs a training of the OHOA modules with a new cohort beginning periodically.  Please contact Patti McGowan or Lorraine Byer for more information about the OHOA modules.