Orientation And Mobility 35
This is a wonderful 18 minute video interview with Joe Cutter, renowned early childhood Orientation and Mobility instructor who pioneered the use of the cane with very young children. He talks about how we have to think about O&M from a child's point of view.
The UltraCane is an electronic cane for visually impaired users that delivers feedback through small vibrating buttons in the handle. Its ultrasound system provides information about obstacles in front of the user as well as above the head and chest.
Getting your blind child outside and moving around in the community can help them develop motor skills as well as Orientation and Mobility skills.
The Go Wheelie features an easy turning steering wheel and makes a fun clicking noise as children drive to their destination. It provides a fun, safe way for children to travel and is sturdily constructed for many years of indoor or outdoor play.
The MIRA Foundation is totally dedicated to helping disabled individuals by teaming them with dogs bred and fully trained to respond to their adaptation and rehabilitation needs.
NFB believes the long white cane is a means to independence and with this in mind NFB has created a program to provide free white canes to people who are blind.
This is a program for children age birth to 7 years old. It provides a white cane, instructional DVD, and other resources to help parents assist their children with O&M skills.
Watch ten month old Alan walk around his living room with his new cane. He's totally blind, but does a wonderful job getting around obstacles!
Sami Stoner, a teenager in Ohio, has always been a runner, but when she began to lose her sight due to Stargardt's disease, she thought she would have to stop running. Sami's guide dog, Chloe, has helped her so she can continue running.
Susan Shier Lowry, an Orientation and Mobility specialist, writes about how you can encourage your child to reach out for objects and how reaching can help develop orientation skills needed for crawling and walking.
Susan Lowry, Orientation and Mobility specialist, answers the question: Is my child ready for a long cane or a precane?
How does a blind person learn orientation and mobility skills when they are also using a wheelchair? Perkins eLearning provides a video series on Wheelchair Orientation & Mobility on the Perkins YouTube channel.
Advantage Canes is a wonderful organization that also fixes canes, replaces tips and does everything quickly. They can also make specialty canes based on your height.
No Bones About it is the official blog of Guide Dogs for the Blind. You can enjoy great posts by frequent No Bones About It contributors.
How to begin orientation and mobility (O&M) training for your blind infant - before they're even crawling!