The Art and Science of Teaching Orientation and Mobility to Persons with Visual Impairments

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American Foundation for the Blind, 1993 - Education - 200 pages
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An updated and comprehensive description of the techniques of teaching orientation and mobility, presented along with considerations and strategies for sensitive and effective teaching. Factors like individual needs, environmental features, and ethical issues are also discussed in this important text.
 

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Contents

Maintaining Ones Orientation in Space
13
Basic Techniques for Guiding a Person with a Visual Impairment
33
Moving through the Environment
51
Basic Long Cane and SelfFamiliarization Skills
63
Advanced Indoor and Outdoor Orientation and Mobility Skills
83
Basic Outdoor Orientation and Mobility Skills
105
Intermediate Outdoor Orientation and Mobility Skills
117
Advanced Outdoor Orientation and Mobility Skills
133
Additional Considerations for the Instructor
147
Creative Approaches
165
Professional Issues
175
References
181
Index
195
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