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Introduction to the theory and practice of orientation and mobility with particular emphasis on teaching the concepts and skills to students in educational settings. Examination of the foundations of learning and teaching orientation and mobility, with introduction to principles of concept development, spatial orientation and environmental analysis as these topics relate to the increased independence of vision impaired children and young adults. RIDBC Renwick Centre administers this course. Before enrolling in this course, review the RIDBC Renwick Centre Student Handbook at http://www.ridbc.org.au/renwick/courses/current.php . Completion of this course requires attendance at a compulsory campus conference. Dates and venues of campus conferences are available in the RIDBC Renwick Centre Timetable located at http://www.ridbc.org.au/renwick/courses/current.php .
|Faculty||Faculty of Education and Arts|
|School||School of Education|
Semester 1 - 2014
Upon completion of this course, students will be expected to: 1. Provide instruction in modes of orientation and mobility that promote student independence and safety 2. Teach the student to apply orientation concepts to curriculum design and curricular materials, including Braille and assistive technology devices 3. Impart methods of adapting regular instructional programs for students with vision impairments as well as instructional approaches unique to their educational needs. 4. Teach students to adapt teaching techniques to the very young, school aged and young adults. 5. Teach the student modifications of activities for daily living 6. Provide information on growth and development patterns, and the more common delays in the normal developmental skills mastery sequences.
The clinical O&M competencies address the skills that O&M teachers are required to demonstrate for the development of the O&M skills and techniques. Clinical competencies that are unique to the practice of O&M fall into the following categories: - evaluate and maximise the use of functional vision in travel environments. - evaluate and maximise the use of auditory, kinesthetic, tactual, and other sensory information. - modify or adapt instruction in situations that affect O&M lessons such as adverse weather, noise, emotional upset, fatigue. - teach and reinforce basic travel skills to provide safe, efficient mobility within such structured environments as school playgrounds and classrooms.
|Replacing Course(s)||Not applicable|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based
Experience Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
|Timetable||2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6067|