Orientation and Mobility for Instructors in Training
Provides an introduction to orientation and mobility theory (O & M) and the application of theory to problems relevant to practitioners of O & M who provide services to people with vision impairment. Topics covered will include: specification of orientation & mobility objectives, evaluation of ethical and legal frameworks, models of service delivery, theory and practice of O & M strategy and technique, and a comprehensive investigation and analysis of best practice in organisations providing low vision and blindness services.
|Faculty||Faculty of Education and Arts|
|School||School of Education|
Semester 1 - 2016
Semester 1 - 2017 (WebLearn GradSchool)
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Topics covered will include: Duty of care and legal framework; risk management and best practice service delivery; history of the Guide Dog Association, organisation models and practices (low vision/blindness), guiding techniques and independent travel; cane skills, technology of O&M, vision aetiology and mobility, sequencing skills to meet client objectives. Critical analysis of current professional literature.
|Assumed Knowledge||An academic qualification acquired after three or four years at undergraduate study.|
Face to Face On Campus 20 day(s) per Term
|Timetable||2016 Course Timetables for EDUC6158|