Full course description
Orientation and mobility services are essential for individuals who are blind or have severely reduced vision. When individuals also have coexisting comorbidities, or are older, some professionals wonder if these individuals can benefit from orientation and mobility services. This course reviews what orientation and mobility services are and describes how they can benefit individuals who face additional mobility impairments like those who need to use a walker, support cane, wheelchair, or may have limited strength or stamina.
This course is available for 1.25 hours of CRC, ACVREP, and NBPCB credit.
After completing this course, you will be able to identify:
- The unique needs of older individuals and those with multiple impairments.
- The role and qualifications of the O&M specialist.
- The value of the interdisciplinary team, including the family and the program participant.
- The importance of assessment in developing realistic goals.
- The technique of "Motivational Interviewing" and its application.
- O&M techniques that can be taught by other professionals.
- O&M techniques that require an O&M specialist.
- Tools for balance.
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