Adult O&M Examples
Adults quickly learn white cane techniques for safe mobility. Here are a few examples of long cane technique (two-point touch and ascending stairs) and human skills assessment, traversing doorways and stairs with guide techniques.
Hunter College O&M graduate student learns two point touch cane technique in 20 minutes. By the end of one hour, she demonstrates competency is both safe mobility cane technique and independent re-orientation strategies.
Hunter College O&M graduate students learn to navigate wearing blindfolds inside and outside. This is her first lesson walking blindfolded in a residential neighborhood. She already had been taught cane skills inside.
Two days later, the graduate student demonstrates independent residential travel skills.
Hunter College O&M graduate lab lesson ascending stairs with a rod cane.
O&M graduate lab: Stair practice which allows student to practice maintaining and regaining her orientation.
Hunter College O&M graduate lab lesson on assessing a student's human guide skills.
Human guide stairs and door practice.