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Orientation and Mobility Lesson

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Lynn Morgan

on 31 August 2015

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Transcript of Orientation and Mobility Lesson

Street crossing for a 3rd grade student who is visually challenged using a long cane and GPS


Orientation and Mobility Lesson:
Residential Street Crossing

Celebrate Your Success!

Devices used

Always have adult supervision with you
Maintain a straight line of direction (practice good posture)
Listen for traffic patterns (perpendicular and parallel)
When feeling safe, you will take a step off the curb and ascend across the street using cane techniques and GPS device
When getting to the other side, you will contact the curb using appropriate technique and clear the area for your next step



Crossing The Street

Upon detecting a curb, stop and anchor your cane tip against the lower base of the curb and clear to be sure nothing is in line of direction.

Recall and practice your safety and cane techniques while approaching the residential street.

Always listen to your instructor and your surroundings
Know your landmarks – familiar sounds, odors, tactile clues, objects that is constant or in a permanent location
Know your clues- this maybe sounds, odors, tactile clues which may assist a student to know where they are or what line of direction
Walk at a steady pace
Be sure your devices are working and ready to assist you
Tips before beginning each lesson, which will assist you to be safe.

Orientation
refers to where you are in space/place
Mobility
refers to how you move in space/place

Ask yourself –
1. Where am I?
2. What is my objective?
3. How do I get there?


Orientation and Mobility (O&M) is the process of using other senses to navigate the space around you.


Street crossing for a 3rd grade student who is visually challenged, using a long cane and GPS


Orientation and Mobility Lesson:
Residential Street Crossing

GPS
Long Cane
Braille Note Taker
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