Orientation and Mobility for Learners with Multiple Disabilities
Not available in 2013
Previously offered in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Introduces the candidates to orientation and mobility(O&M) for students with multiple disabilities. Topics will include the history and development of O&M as a profession, basic principles of O&M, functional vision assessment, concept development and adapted teaching of O&M skills for children with a vision disability and multiple impairments.
Contact hours: 4-5 hours per week
This course is administered by the RIDBC Renwick Centre. Successful completion of this course may require students to source their own textbooks and attend compulsory lecture days in Sydney. Further details are available from the Distance Education Co-ordinator +61 (02) 9872-0811 or email@example.com".Attendance on-campus is expected for some components of this course".
|Objectives||On completion of the course, students should be able to:
1. demonstrate knowledge of normal and atypical concept and motor development patterns in learners with multiple disabilities.
2. demonstrate knowledge of basic orientation and mobility skills and knowledge of developmental patterns.
3. demonstrate knowledge of formal and informal assessment protocols available for learners with visual impairment, including functional vision, concept development and motor development.
4. demonstrate knowledge of modification and adaptation for learners with multiple disabilities and the resources necessary for provision of O&M services as well as the historical development of those services.
5. demonstrate awareness of their and others roles in the team effort to provide O&M services to multiply disabled learners.
6. demonstrate basic O&M skills while under blindfold or low vision simulators and a knowledge of various mobility aids.
|Content||This subject comprises 6 weeks of intensive contact (4-5 hours per week) plus a course of readings and research tasks. Students will be presented with an array of teaching approaches in orientation and mobility for learners with multiple disabilities, including exploration of space in the home and school environment. Also included will be practical exercises under occlusion in order to demonstrate the basic orientation and mobility skills needed for safe travel within one's environment. The needs of parents and families will be examined. The unit will conclude with an examination of orientation and mobility assessment and the modification and adaptation of O&M programs for learner with multiple disabilities.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term