Orientation and Mobility

Dr. Penny Rosenblum discusses the development of navigational and social skills for children and adults who are visually impaired and unable to drive.
Advice, professional supports, and explanation of team roles and responsibilities in the education of students who are blind or visually impaired.
Learn to read tactile maps and learn how to teach students
Vacation and travel tips for individuals who are blind or visually impaired
These sites are rich in orientation and mobility skills and training tips for parents and instructors working with school-aged children who are blind or visually impaired.   Basic Orientation...
Hard-to-find information about orientation and mobility skills and techniques for people who are blind or visually impaired and use wheelchairs.
These links feature orientation and mobility skills and training tips for parents and instructors working with school-aged children who are blind or visually impaired.   Environmental Checklist...
An early introduction to orientation and mobility skills gives children the freedom and confidence to move through the world independently. These sites offer advice for developing and encouraging...
Advice and information about orientation for adults and seniors
Resources including websites and products for O &M Specialists
Being paired with a guide dog is a significant committment and a life-changing partnership. These resources help explore the various training schools, thepros and cons of being a guide dog user,...
Explore the natural world with an active hands-on sensory hunt for various plants.
Adapt the classic Checkers game using different shaped playing pieces and a dimensional board!
Tactile playing pieces stay-put the peg hole board in this adapted version of Tic Tac Toe!
Develop visual attention as background illumination decreases and objects become smaller.
Improve body awareness in students with low vision using colored gloves.
Use these simple steps to help students eventually master the challenging skill of skipping!
Kids will have fun developing their pincer grasp with this alphabet card hanging activity!
Teach positional concepts to students as they relate objects' positions to their own body.
Use sound as a motivator for improving motor skills, weight shifting and jumping!
Increase independence of identifying and locating people in room using a sound localization game.
A simple game of catch can be adapted in many ways to work on motor skills and O&M.
Use an immediate reinforcer to encourage attention to a presented light source.
Start with the concept of right and left as an important foundational skill for orientation and mobility.
Build confidence and independence while taking part in school organizations with appropriate tasks.
Children will have fun practicing motor skills during this special "Simon Says" game!
A game of object "Hide & Seek" reinforces social skills and tactile discrimination skills.
Determine whether light can be used as an effective reinforcer for a student with low vision.
Imitate jumping animals for a fun game to stimulate the vestibular system!
Children use their bodies and a box as tread to practice crawling and gross motor skills.
Promote the classroom community with these ideas of simple jobs in the classroom!
Students learn shapes based on real objects to form tactile discrimination, math and language skills.
Use a texture box to work on descriptive and positional language and texture identification!
Practice dressing up in costumes or everyday clothes to encourage body awareness!
Practice relative position concepts and following instructions in a group with this activity!
Practice flicking motions to work on fine motor skills with the index finger and thumb.
Use real objects to promote efficient visual scanning of multiple objects.
Make the most of a student's usable vision by maximizing it with these visual activities!
The adapted old-school game makes a simple introduction to learning to kick!
Practice the usage of sound localization within orientation and mobility skills.
Stimulate the vestibular system with this simple Q&A activity!
Stimulate the vestibular system while working on trunk control and balance!
Have fun making and playing with goo as a sensory and physical science project!
Use a rubber band to practice independent movement of the hands.
Children will learn to maintain balance for more independent play and exercise!
Students can become more independent with a customized desk organizer!
Learn how to adapt the game of golf for students to practice during PE or as a leisure activity.
Children will have fun during this game of muscle building and whole body awareness!
Students practice following one-step instructions and concept development within their environment.
Students practice fine motor planning to assemble mail envelopes and packages.