What are the benefits of belt canes?
Adults easily integrate belt canes into structured and unstructured activities.
Children five and younger with mobility visual impairment and blindness (MVI/B) obtain independent tactile feedback about the path ahead: such as "clear path", "blocked path", "elevation change".
Learners with MVI/B, who wear their belt canes most of the day, gain confidence with consistent path information and improve in motor, concepts, language and social skills.
Who needs belt canes?
Children five and younger with cortical visual impairment (CVI), optic nerve hypoplasia, or who are otherwise mobility visually impaired or blind need to wear their belt canes. Mobility visual impairment and blindness (MVI/B) robs children of visual path information. Wearable canes provide children with MVI/B with consistent tactile path information. Path information is essential for gaining confidence in one's next step.
Usage guidelines: Children five and younger with MVI/B should wear their canes everyday, all day to enable free exploration and confidence in the path ahead.