ERIC Number: ED228809
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Georgia Academy for the Blind: Orientation and Mobility Curriculum. Crossroads to Independence.
Berner, Catherine L., Comp.; Lindh, Peter D., Comp.
The Georgia Academy for the Blind curriculum guide covers orientation, cane skills, and travel skills. Chapter two, on low vision utilization, includes indoor, outdoor, and night low vision lessons checklists. Chapter three covers postural development and motor coordination. Chapter four, on concept development, covers body image, spatial concepts, sound discrimination, and concept activities for the parent and instructor. Chapter five, on protective technique, includes trailing and traversing open doorways. Chapter six, on sighted guides, includes stairways, cars, and reversing directions. Chapters seven and eight, on indoor orientation skills and special indoor skills, covers self familiarization, indoor numbering systems, turns, elevators, and independent shopping and purchasing. Chapter nine, on cane skills, covers walking with a guide and the diagonal technique. Chapters ten and eleven, on outdoor orientation skills and special outdoor skills, covers landmarks, compass directions, and advanced map reading. Chapters twelve and thirteen, on residential/commercial travel, include sidewalk recovery, touch techniques, pedestrian traffic control, and route travel. Lastly, chapter fourteen, on primary community facilities and special aids, includes city bus, taxi, and airport travel; dog guides; and electronic travel aids. Among additional materials are student rating forms, low vision assessment forms, a 58 item mobility/orientation glossary, and a 48 item bibliography. (SEW)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of State Schools and Special Services.