MDVI OM

Description

This micro-credential is awarded to individuals who have successfully completed the Orientation and Mobility Programs for Students with Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities self-paced tutorial.

Competency

In order to earn this micro-credential, participants will:

  • Identify terms used in orientation and mobility
  • Name the components of the traditional O&M curriculum
  • Describe various travel methods employed by people with multiple disabilities
  • Describe strategies for promoting O&M for students with visual impairments and additional disabilities
  • List commonly used adaptations for human guide and long cane use for individuals with additional disabilities
  • Describe considerations for individuals with multiple disabilities and visual impairment
  • Establish appropriate O&M goals for students with multiple disabilities including visual impairment
  • Describe the effects of visual impairment on early motor development
  • Identify possible effects on development with additional disabilities are present
  • Describe strategies for encouraging O&M for students who use alternative communication systems
  • Describe strategies to support positive behaviors for O&M instruction
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of O&M specialists, and those of other educational team members
  • Describe how collaboration among team members enhances assessment

Courses Offered

"O&M Programs" is made up of 3 modules, each containing video segments, readings, lectures, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning.

Professional Development Offering