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  1. Orientation and Mobility TrainingArea I Vocational Rehabilitation CenterDan-Dan’s ResortMangatarem, PangasinanMay 26-27, 2010

  2. ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY

  3. ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY Orientation and Mobility are two critical areas that must be mastered by the visually impaired person before he or she can be a full participating member of the community. “ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY TRAINING”

  4. ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY Orientation refers to the process of utilizing the remaining senses in establishing one’s position and relationship to all other significant objects in one’s environment, while Mobility denotes the ability to move physically from one position to a desired location or place. “ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY TRAINING”

  5. ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY Safe mobility is most often achieved with the help of a especially designed tool, the mobility cane, but one has to be trained in its use. To be able to use this cane will, time consuming one to one training is necessary. “ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY TRAINING”

  6. ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY The ultimate objective of Orientation and Mobility is to develop and enable the visually impaired client to enter any environment familiar or unfamiliar and to function safely, efficiently, gracefully, independently, and in a socially acceptable manner by utilizing thru Orientation and Mobility Skills. “ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY TRAINING”

  7. PRE – CANE SKILLS “ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY TRAINING”

  8. Contact, Grip, Stance About Face or 180 degrees turn Narrow Space Doorways Stairways Sitting Changing Sides Sighted Guide Techniques “ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY TRAINING”

  9. Upper Forearm Protection Lower Forearm Protection Trailing Dropped Object Circular motion Grid patter Foot-sweep techniques Head-protection techniques Self-Protection Techniques “ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY TRAINING”

  10. THE MOBILITY CANE “ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY TRAINING”

  11. THE MOBILITY CANE Function • Bumper • Probe Parts • Grip • Shaft • Tip • Wrist cord “ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY TRAINING”

  12. THE MOBILITY CANE C. Six Considerations for Outdoor Cane Techniques 1. Grip – Thumb on top, index finger at the side of the cane and the other fingers at the bottom (cane put in the palm) 2. Arm position – when you hold a cane it should be centered directly to you

  13. THE MOBILITY CANE C. Six Considerations for Outdoor Cane Techniques 3. Wrist movement – bend the wrist when you swing the cane (fulcrum) • Do not twist your body • Do not swing your whole arm • Do not roll your hand 4. Arc – curve path which the tip of the cane squaring off follows. Cane is two inches higher from the ground. * How wide is the cane? – Width of the body

  14. THE MOBILITY CANE C. Six Considerations for Outdoor Cane Techniques 5. Cane/Step coordination – when the tip of the cane hits the ground on the right side; the left foot forward 6. Rhythm – when the top of cane touches the ground at the same time the foot step touches the ground *Synchronize the footsteps to the tapping of the cane

  15. THANK YOU!