This package contains all 12 webinars and is a great introduction to Orientation and Mobility. It covers a large variety of topics and discusses the role of O&M specialists, tips and techniques, technology, students with multiple disabilities and lots more.
The following topics are covered:
What is Orientation and Mobility (O&M)?
Cognitive and concept development
Orientation skills and techniques
Introduction to mobility aids and techniques
O&M in early childhood/transition to school
O&M in primary school settings
O&M in secondary school
Utilising Assistive Technology in O&M
O&M and low vision
O&M for individuals with CVI/Additional Disabilities
Facilitating O&M development
Duration of this webinar package: 6 hours
Completing the Orientation and Mobility course will contribute 6 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.1.2, 1.5.2, 1.6.2, 3.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
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.
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