Orientation & Mobility
This course will look at the field of Orientation & Mobility (O & M) as it relates to those individuals with various etiologies of deafblindness. Students will learn the purpose and the role of Orientation & Mobility in the life of a person with deafblindness.
Participants will receive a transcript from Richmond Continuing Education upon completion of the course.
- Participants must be currently supporting a student with deafblindness under an education authority in the province of British Columbia
- Participants must have completed both Introduction to Deafblindness and Introduction to Intervention
- Definitions and terminology of Orientation & Mobility - knowing where I am, where do I want to go, how do I get there
- Important Orientation & Mobility strategies and adaptations when working with students with deafblindness and multiple disabilities
- Classroom and environmental strategies of Orientation & Mobility
- Introduction to cane skills and guiding
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe the role of Orientation & Mobility in the life of individuals who are deafblind
- Demonstrate Orientaiton & Mobility Techniques that apply to individuals with deafblindness
- Develop strategies for special situations in Orientation & Mobility, such as wheelchairs, adaptive mobility devices, and interacting with the community
This course will utilize a variety of teaching methods to facilitate learning, including lectures, small and large group discussions, role-play, demonstrations, and media. Time for questions and the sharing of participants' experiences with individuals who are deafblind will be built in throughout the course. Pre-course readings will be provided.
Course Hours: 15