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OHOA Module: Orientation and Mobility in Everyday Routines

OHOA Module: Orientation and Mobility in Everyday Routines

A young boy walking down hallway with walker.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand how an effective travel routine can support a student's practice of O&M skills.
  • Understand the "10 Principles of Effective Travel Routines" and how to apply intervener strategies to support student learning related to each principle.
  • Understand how environmental features help a student learn about the concepts of space and distance.
  • Understand how environmental features can be sequenced to help a student know where he or she is in space (orientation).
  • Understand that the skills a student acquires in the context of travel routines have a direct, positive impact on his or her inclusion in family, school, and community life.
  • Understand that the skills acquired in the context of travel routines lead to higher levels of safe, efficient, and independent travel.

Development Team

  • Mary Tellefson (Lead)
  • Carla Brown
  • Ellen Bowman
  • Edgenie Bellah

Suggested Citation

Tellefson, M., Brown, C. Bowman, E., Bellah, E. (2015, September). Orientation and mobility in everyday routines. In National Center on Deaf-Blindness, Open Hands, Open Access: Deaf-Blind Intervener Learning Modules. Monmouth, OR: National Center on Deaf-Blindness, The Research Institute at Western Oregon University.