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Orientation ' Mobility Instruction - Level 2
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Orientation and Mobility - Level 2

Depending on your student's current level and ability, this workshop can help you develop or enhance your skills to:

OVERVIEW

Level two instruction is intended for learners who are deafblind and are ambulatory or are expected to become ambulatory. The O&M Specialist will provide the lead in the assessment, program planning, and instruction for these students, with follow up provided by the school team.

MOTOR DEVELOPMENT

Children learn about the environment as they move through it. Vision and hearing motivate independent movement through space and helps the child understand distances, spatial arrangements, and even social contexts (Pogrund & Fazzi, 2002). As a child experiences a variety of environments he/she is able to recognize and interpret an array of sensory information. Vision tells the sighted individual how the environment is set up. For most children, the sense of sight and the sense of hearing provide the greatest motivation for movement.


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The Oregon Deafblind Project is funded through grant award # H326T130008, OSEP CFDA 84.326T, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education (OSEP), OSEP Project Officer: Susan Weigert.

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