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Orientation and Mobility
This activity requires students who are blind or visually impaired to direct someone to their house using O&M, work readiness, and independent living skills.
Learn more about your student's street crossing skills with this rainy day activity!
Road Rally ideas with visually impaired navigators!
Planning an O&M lesson on how to use Uber? Here is a skills checklist!
Scavenger hunts are a fun way to address all parts of the Expanded Core Curriculum!
Looking for a fun way to teach spatial concepts to students who are blind? Try this auditory bowling game!
College Student with low vision reviews the AmazonFresh grocery delivery service.
A successful college student shares her tools and tricks on how to start the semester off right - navigating the college campus.
A student in the Secondary program at Perkins School for the Blind reflects on facing the challenge of mobility.
Orientation and Mobility related tracing, scanning and tracking activities to compensate for blindspots.
Tips and resources on how to incorporate technology into orientation and mobility lessons for all types of O&M students.
Use BlindSquare Simulation Mode to help students create maps of a location.
Vermont: 2 day workshop - August 23 & 24. In-depth training on how to use technology to enable independent travel in real-world contexts.
This training module demonstrates specialized topics within the field of Orientation & Mobility (O&M) instruction.
Tips for transition-age students who are blind or visually impaired to learn to use transportation
Many Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists (COMS) have been incorporating audio IOS games into O&M lessons.
This post describes the importance of orientation and mobility skills for youth who are blind in the transition to adult life
A college student who is deafblind because of Usher Syndrome discusses his experience as a guide dog user
In this webcast, Mary Tellefson talks about the need for O&M to align with state standards and ultimately, to Career, College and Community Readiness.
This tutorial covers the parameters of GPS for the traveler with a visual impairment.
This webinar covers the parameters of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) for the traveler with a visual impairment.
Explore the natural world with an active hands-on sensory hunt for various plants.
Adapt the classic Checkers game using different shaped playing pieces and a dimensional board!
Tactile playing pieces stay-put the peg hole board in this adapted version of Tic Tac Toe!
Develop visual attention as background illumination decreases and objects become smaller.
Improve body awareness in students with low vision using colored gloves.
Use these simple steps to help students eventually master the challenging skill of skipping!
Kids will have fun developing their pincer grasp with this alphabet card hanging activity!
Teach positional concepts to students as they relate objects' positions to their own body.
Use sound as a motivator for improving motor skills, weight shifting and jumping!
Increase independence of identifying and locating people in room using a sound localization game.
A simple game of catch can be adapted in many ways to work on motor skills and O&M.
Use an immediate reinforcer to encourage attention to a presented light source.
Start with the concept of right and left as an important foundational skill for orientation and mobility.
Build confidence and independence while taking part in school organizations with appropriate tasks.
Children will have fun practicing motor skills during this special "Simon Says" game!
A game of object "Hide & Seek" reinforces social skills and tactile discrimination skills.
Determine whether light can be used as an effective reinforcer for a student with low vision.
Imitate jumping animals for a fun game to stimulate the vestibular system!
Children use their bodies and a box as tread to practice crawling and gross motor skills.
Promote the classroom community with these ideas of simple jobs in the classroom!
Students learn shapes based on real objects to form tactile discrimination, math and language skills.
Use a texture box to work on descriptive and positional language and texture identification!
Practice dressing up in costumes or everyday clothes to encourage body awareness!
Practice relative position concepts and following instructions in a group with this activity!
Practice flicking motions to work on fine motor skills with the index finger and thumb.
Use real objects to promote efficient visual scanning of multiple objects.
Make the most of a student's usable vision by maximizing it with these visual activities!
The adapted old-school game makes a simple introduction to learning to kick!
Practice the usage of sound localization within orientation and mobility skills.