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Early Intervention Orientation and Mobility: A Western Australian Perspective

Authors
  • Scott, Bronwen Grad. Cert. Vision Impair...1
  • 1 Vision Australia, 4 Mitchell Street, Enfield, NSW 2136 , (Australia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
International Journal of Orientation & Mobility
Publisher
Exeley Inc.
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2008
Volume
1
Issue
1
Pages
70–72
Identifiers
DOI: 10.21307/ijom-2008-010
Source
Exeley
License
Green

Abstract

Early intervention Orientation & Mobility (O&M) training is a key component of the Western Australian Department of Education’s Vision Education Service. Children who are blind or have vision impairments are introduced to O&M skills, including the long cane, as soon as they are able to walk. A description of the service is provided, with some basic concepts and ideas for O&M specialists working with very young children. A key factor in the success of this program is collaboration between professionals, and allowing children to take control over their own mobility.

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