ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY FIELD PLACEMENT

ORT4OFP

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students engage in 150 hours of workplace learning, one-two days per week through the semester, with an Orientation and Mobility service provider. During the placement they will have the opportunity to observe a variety of mobility programs and to apply their orientation and mobility skills in a supervised context with blind/low vision clients. Upon completion of the subject, students will be able to apply appropriate teaching methods to develop independence in the person with blindness/low vision.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKerry Fitzmaurice

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ORT4OMM and ORT3TMA

Co-requisites ORT3TMB

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCognitive learning theory and cane travel instructions: a new paradigmRecommendedMettler, R 20082ND EDN, NEBRASKA COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED.
ReadingsOrientation and mobility methods: techniques for independent travelRecommendedDeverell, L, Taylor, S & Prentice, J 2009GUIDE DOGS VICTORIA, MELBOURNE.

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