Orientation and Mobility Training 

Man explaining to people in wheelchairs about certain aspects of adapted mobility

Orientation and Mobility Training 

  1. STEP 1
  • Orientation to transportation routes
  • Orientation of the rooms and bedrooms
  • Safety procedures
  • Initial evaluation
  • Functional evaluation
  1. PRE-CANE SKILLS
  • Human Guide
  • Hand above the forearm
  • Hand below the forearm
  • Trailing technique
  1. INDOOR MOBILITY AND SKILLS ORIENTATION 
  • Stance (Position and Posture)
  • Taking directions
  • In-home orientation training
  1. CANE TECHNIQUES 
  • Diagnostic Training
  • Diagnostic training with a human guide
  • Finding stray objects
  • Appropriate cane placement
  • Exploring objects encountered
  • Locating door handles
  • Touch technique with and without a human guide 
  • Constant contact with or without a human guide
  • Walking up a set of stairs
  • Walking down a set of stairs
  • 2-point contact
  • 3-point contact
  • Slide and contact
  1. OUTDOOR MOBILITY AND SKILLS ORIENTATION 
  • Familiarization with vehicles
  • Familiarization with walking outside with a cane
  • Using points of reference and sensory tracking
  • Traveling down the block
  • Recovery techniques 
  • Crossing the street
  • Find objects
  1. LOW VISION TRAINING 
  • Focus
  • Locate
  • Scan
  • Backtrack
  1. ADVANCED SKILLS IN OUTDOOR MOBILITY
  • Asking for help
  • Crossing the street
  • Find objects
  • Traveling to areas preciously traveled
  • Street numbering
  • Planning routes 
  • Familiarization with buses
  • Traveling through crowded places
  1. SPECIAL SITUATIONS
  • Parking
  • Gasoline Stations
  • Revolving doors
  • Escalators

I.  MISCELLANEOUS

  • Familiarization of the home
  • Information in guide dogs
  • Changes in climate
  • Rights of the blind and visually impaired
  • Other things

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