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College Success 3_Orientation and Mobility KATE KATULAK: It's just me in the world trying to find my way. VALERIE WELLAND: Welcome to Perkins eLearning To Go. This is Valerie. Today is the third podcast in our College Success Series. Leslie Thatcher and Kate Katulak are back to discuss...
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In this webcast, Mary Tellefson, MA/MS; COMS, TVI, discusses the need for "Developing Standards for Orientation and Mobility Instruction”. Albeit controversial for some, Mary talks about the need for O&M to align with state standards and ultimately, to Career, College and Community Readiness....
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Abstract Orientation and mobility specialists have gained basic information about the use of GPS through their university personnel preparation programs.  While most are familiar with the use of GPS in their cars, many have not included the use of accessible GPS systems in their instruction with...
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By Courtney Tabor-Abbott When a student enters high school on the very first day, she gets off the bus and finds the entrance of the building. She navigates through a sea of other faces to find her locker, then looks around for her classroom. Inside her class, she picks a desk to sit at next to a...
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There are 4 video segments included in this training module that demonstrate specialized topics within the field of Orientation & Mobility (O&M) instruction, including O&M for wheelchair users, independence and navigational skills for non-drivers, strengths and limitations of Global...
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The ECC or Expanded Core Curriculum consists of the knowledge and skills needed by a student with a visual disability to access core content areas. Everyone involved in the life of a student with a visual disability should seek to learn as much as possible about the ECC which is organized into the...
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Hello and welcome to Perkins eLearning to go, this is Valerie.  On today’s podcast we will be listening to an audio version of one of our webinars.  That webinar title is Early Orientation and Mobility birth to three.  Ironically, it is about early orientation and mobility from the ages birth to...
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Over the weekend, an image went viral of a woman holding a blindness cane and using a phone at the same time. Many people assumed that the woman was faking her vision impairment because she was looking down at her phone. The reality is, many people who are blind or vision impaired use their phone...
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  "O&M Programs" is made up of 3 modules, each containing video segments, readings, lectures, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning.  Plan to spend 1 week working through each module.  While this is a self-paced course, the material will have the most impact if you...
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This tutorial focuses on birth to three orientation and mobility skills, such as hand use, crawling, standing, and walking. Register to Take This Tutorial »   Participants will earn 1.5 Professional Development Points, ACVREP, CTLE, or Continuing Education credits by completing an online...
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In this webcast James Scott Crawford, a Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist, addresses the training needs of people with visual impairment who use power wheelchairs as their primary mode of transportation. Read full transcript » Download handout: Orientation & Mobility Strategies for...
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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...
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In this webinar, Susan Abu-Jaber focuses on birth to three orientation and mobility. Together, we will look at skills in this age range knowing that each child is unique, and will develop at their own pace. Download Materials »Download the PowerPoint that was presented during the webinar. Download...
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Description This micro-credential is awarded to individuals who have completed the Alternate Routes: Adapting Orientation and Mobility Techniques Self-Paced Tutorial. In this self-paced tutorial participants will learn about various modifications and adaptations to standard orientation and...
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Alternate Routes demonstrates theories and best practices for adapting orientation and mobility techniques for students with additional disabilities that may affect their ability to master traditional techniques. There are 6 modules included in this training self-paced tutorial, each containing...
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In a recent series on Remote O&M Instruction for Students Transitioning to College, Victor, a rising college freshman, applied his strong O&M skills to successfully and confidently travel the main areas of campus - after one remote O&M lesson on non-visual digital maps and one lesson...
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After taking the Hi-Tech O&M professional development class taught by Diane Brauner and Ed Summers through Perkins eLearning, I realized that the opportunity of using technology during orientation and mobility instructional sequences is endless.  Technology can be used to support orientation...
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Recently, you may have read a dynamic post from a fellow blogger regarding his experience training with a guide dog. As a follow-up to his post and since October 15th is National White Cane Safety Day, I thought it fitting to describe my mobility experience. The need for exceptional mobility...
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In this webcast Dorinda Rife, CLVT, COMS, describes the importance of long-term planning and instruction to prepare students with visual impairments for the future by beginning in the early years and providing children with responsibilities. Dorinda challenges teachers and parents to look for...
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When creating orientation and mobility lessons, O&Ms should carefully consider the goal(s) of each lesson and the current lesson. As an O&M, my mission is to teach my students to become "fearless, independent travelers in new environments". This means that I should actively teach critical...
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College success intro [MUSIC PLAYING] Hello, and welcome to Perkins eLearning To Go. Each week, our hope is to provide you with an inside look at special education topics-- in particular, visual impairment. Through a series of interviews with leaders in the field and a fresh look at our webcast...
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By Courtney Tabor-Abbott What is the Expanded Core Curriculum? When a child without a visual impairment interacts with others in the home, at school, and in the community, she is constantly observing the activities of others. A young child watches the way her father makes a sandwich. She watches...
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Over the past 4 years Blindfold Games has created 80 accessible games downloaded by more than 20,000 visually impaired people.  These games range from Puzzle Games to Card Games to Sports Games to TV Game Shows to Board Games to Word Games.  About a dozen of the games are used by TVIs for...
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Students need role models! There are several wonderful YouTube vloggers (video bloggers) who share their stories, tips and successes about living with a visual impairment. (See the You Are Not Alone post about vloggers with visual impairments.) Blind to Billionaire is YouTube channel about Matt, a...
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3 Day Workshop — Choose 1, 2, or 3 Days. Workshop Dates: March 12th, 14th, and 16th, 2018 Workshop Fee: $150 per day (Early Bird $125.00) or ALL 3-days: $350.00 Credits Per Day: 6 PDP’s, ACVREP's, Continuing Ed. Hours; 0.6 ASHA or AOTA CEUs. Day 1 — Monday, March 12th : CVI Assessment and...

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