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Orientation ' Mobility Instruction - Level 1 - Program Planning
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O&M Level 1 - Program Planning

Once the assessment information is collected, the team can develop IFSP/IEP goals and begin to plan a program of instruction. Refer to O&M Movement Program Planning for a planning tool to assist in the process. Goals should target functional outcomes for the learner, resulting in the learner gaining access to something or someone as a consequence of the movement or travel.

The following factors should be considered when planning the instruction:

Movement and Travel Environments

The O&M Specialist will work with the team to design an individualized program of instruction. For most children, simple and uncluttered environments will help the child understand and use available sensory information. Movement activities should be provided in environments that are functional. This may include simple bordered areas for play, use of reference points, and end points with distinct smells, textures, and temperatures.

Movement Devices

A movement device is any device that offers movement to the child to enhance proprioception and vestibular function, both of which assist the learner in the development of understanding of the body and the environment. Examples of devices to encourage movement include:

Again, the O&M Specialist will be able to work with the team to identify appropriate movement devices designed to address individual student needs.

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