2020 HELIX Revisited
03. Maximizing O and M Services in Rural/Remote Areas: Research/Practice in Distance Consultation
Sunday January 31, 2021 - 12:01 AM - Online
Sunday February 28, 2021 - 12:01 AM - Online
This session presents the outcomes of a content validation study on the approaches for maximizing itinerant O&M services to individuals in rural and remote communities using distance consultation. Practical approaches, ways to promote equity, as well as ethical considerations, will be explored. Case studies and professional discussions will be used to deepen understanding and promote use of knowledge for practice.
Participants will be able to:
- Describe distance consultation models to supplement O&M services in rural and remote areas, including the use of synchronous and asynchronous technologies to connect clients/students with O&M Specialists.
- Describe how to apply an ethical framework that can be used for choosing strategies that maximize the O&M instructors’ availability to meet the student’s needs.
- Identify approaches that may be tailored to the students they serve.
Teachers who work with students who are blind or visually impaired; Teachers who work with students who are Deaf-Blind; Orientation and Mobility Specialists; Parents, Guardians, Family Members; Paraprofessionals
Special Education Teachers; Teachers who work with students who are blind or visually impaired; Teachers who work with students with hearing loss; Teachers who work with students who are Deaf-Blind; Teachers/other professionals who work with students who have sustained traumatic brain injury; Speech therapists; General Education Teachers; Supervisors/Administrators; Occupational Therapists and/or Physical Therapists; School Counselors and/or School Psychologists; Parents, Guardians, Family Members; Paraprofessionals
Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Annette Bauerlein, at 610-787-7211, or firstname.lastname@example.org.