Orientation and mobility services will support children with low vision or blindness to independently access and travel within home and community.
We work with you and your child to ensure that they develop the skills and confidence to allow for safe and independent travel at home, kindergarten, school and in the community.
Our orientation and mobility programs are play-based and individualised and will focus on all or some of the following skills:
- Long cane training
- Mobility aid prescription and training
- Transport training
- Route travel
- Assessment and support of functional vision
- Assessment and support in safe environments
- Early concept development
- Gross motor skills
- Independence skills
How they do this
- Individual therapy
- Small groups
- Remote services and telehealth (Skype)
- Working alongside parents/carers and key people in the child’s life
- Clinic-based and within community settings including home
Tools and programs used
- Key Worker Model
- Routines Based Interviews (RBI)
- Oregon Project
- Mobility and Independence Assessment and Evaluation Scheme – Early Skills
Our specialist will work with you and your family to develop goals to suit your child’s individual needs. Progress and outcomes will be monitored and reported to track your child’s progression.