Identifying Mobility Visual Impairment
Unsteady, poor gait
Behaviors indicate mobility visual impairment
1. A fear of moving when physically able to bear weight.
2. A preference to hold on to an object or person to move across open space long after fifteen months of age.
3. Poor gross motor skills such as:
delayed or poor gait, slow pace, and/or unbalanced posture
4. Anxiety when walking including:
self-created taut extremities (hands like fists)
self-injurious hand rubbing, poking face (eyes, ears)
lack of walking, asks to be picked up and carried (hypotonia)
preference to push objects (chairs, toys) to cross space