In the early primary years, we begin to ‘formalise’ mobility techniques such as long cane skills (introduction to touch techniques) and use of correct body protection skills. By the age of 10-12, children should be crossing familiar roads independently. Road crossings. Describe features of roads and intersections. Describe vehicular and pedestrian traffic patterns. Supervised road crossing, using guiding.
This webinar discusses the introduction of more ‘formal’ O&M skills and techniques, and how O&M fits within the Expanded Core Curriculum.
Dr Bronwen Scott
Bronwen has worked as an Orientation & Mobility (O&M) specialist for 30 years. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Psychology, Graduate Diploma of Orientation and Mobility, Master of Education (Special Education), and a Doctor of Education. Her doctoral thesis explores the introduction of O&M skills within the early childhood context. Bronwen has worked for a range of blindness agencies in Western Australia, NSW, Victoria and the UK, as well as 6 years working as a Visiting Teacher/O&M specialist for the Vision Education Service in the Department of Education Western Australia. She is currently based in Melbourne and is passionate about the role of O&M in developing the potential of individuals who are blind or have low vision.
These are convenient and accessible and can be accessed at anytime. These sessions are presented by International and National experts including RIDBC staff. All the courses are accredited by the BOSTES and many are also accredited by Audiology Australia and AG Bell.
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