Families & Professionals
Early Intervention Professionals and Families Recommend the Pediatric Belt Cane
Geri Darko, an O&M specialist talks about her pediatric belt cane (toddler cane) experiences with two students Jack, optic nerve hypoplasia and Wyatt, Leber Congenital Amaurosis.
Becky Hommer was an early adopter of pediatric belt canes. She shares her experiences introducing them to two-, three- and four-year-old children who are blind and mobility visually impaired.
Elga Joffee O&M Specialist teaches children born blind or mobility visually impaired across the age and exceptionality spectrum. Elga was one of the first to learn of the idea for a pediatric belt cane and has used it with her students.
Mary Stap, Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Orientation and Mobility specialist, early intervention teacher describes her approach to working with Donovan, a child with Septo optic dysplasia (SOD) who has significant sensory challenges.
June knew immediately that the pediatric belt cane would help her son Caeden. Caeden is two-years-old and has cortical visual impairment. He also has cerebral palsy, his right side is his weaker side.
Kylie a parent without O&M support for her son, Matias, blind due to Leber Congenital Amaurosis. At first, he seemed to reject his belt cane. She is glad she was able to convince him to use it. At 4-years-old he is a long cane user. He now walks independently in his neighborhood.
Kenedi is blind and has always loved to go, go, go, before the belt cane resulted in bruises. She has been wearing the belt cane for two years and now seems to accept it as just another appendage that prevents painful collisions.
Damien is blind due to Norries and was provided with a gait trainer due to inability to walk independently. He wasn't a fan of wearing his belt cane, at first. Now, he doesn't use a gait trainer instead wears his belt cane.
Madison's (32 months) mom and dad discuss their experiences with the pediatric belt cane aka toddler cane.
Theresa Lehman, teacher of learners with visual impairments discussed the benefits of the belt cane for a four-year-old student with cortical visual impairment.
Becky Hommer, orientation and mobility specialist, mom and grandma discuss the belt cane (aka toddler cane) for a two-year-old student who is blind due to Midas Syndrome.
Debbie Organ physical therapist to pediatric patients for over 35 years discusses the benefits of the pediatric belt cane for a three-year-old multiply impaired student with cortical visual impairment.
Rosemary Williams is a TVI/O&M specialist discusses the benefits of the pediatric belt cane for a three-year-old multiply impaired student with cortical visual impairment.
A candid family interview provides background and explains why they chose a pediatric belt cane for two-year-old Jaxon.
A family interview with Jaxon's mother and grandmother continues
Interview of mom of 2-year-old Charna who is blind and has worn her belt cane for over a year.
In brief - Rosemary CVI toy recommendation
-Rosemary Williams TVI/O&M and special education teacher shows off a few of her favorite finds for working with children with CVI.