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ERIC Number: ED204951
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Low Vision Orientation and Mobility Curriculum to Assist in Preparing Students for Contemporary Living.
Vopata, Alvin E.
An orientation and mobility curriculum developed in Tulare County, California, includes 30 units for legally blind, partially sighted, multi-impaired, and low functioning sighted students in grades K through 12. Each section includes eight steps to teach basic concepts. Assessment guidelines are used to determine strengths and deficiencies. The 30 units in the curriculum include body image, laterality/directionality, sound localization, indoor signs and symbols, orientation aid, precane mobility skills, community orientation, rural travel, public transportation, government office familiarization, shopping center familiarization, physical hazards and barriers, independent problem solving, and use of the sonicguide. Games are used in the instructional process for motivation. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California (Tulare County)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (59th, New York, NY, April, 1981, Session T-71).