Javier has light perception only
July 24, 2019 Javier walks across open space by himself
Javier is encouraged to walk freely by his therapist. Javi's confidence is gained from tactile path information, wearing his cane provides important, consistent path information.
Javier is standing and banging all by himself. It shows better balance in one-handed guide with his dad. Javier remains upright after cane contacts his brother.
Javier is standing and banging a sign by himself. He shows better balance in one-handed guide. Mom is calling him to her suggests he may have walked on his own.
May 14, 2019 Javier walking more stable when guided
May 3, 2019 Javier walks freely a few steps at a time
Javier is encouraged to walk freely by his dad. He is wearing his cane and has path information and it tells him his brother is stopped in front of him, blocking his path.
Just a few seconds, the video is exciting because Javier is standing in the middle of the mall all by himself. It ends with him sitting down onto the floor.
Walking in guide with dad. His dad only has to hold on with one hand as they walk in the mall together. Javier has nice posture and gait, and can be heard chirping happily.
April 12, 2019 Javier walks hands free for first time
Javier is encouraged to walk without the help of his mom's hands. Javi is wearing his cane and has path information and he begins to experience the world of freedom.
April 12, 2019
Javier is being encouraged to walk freely by his dad. He is walking with a guide and he has no path information. Javier's twin brother is sighted and walks very well.
Being guided, wide-based gait, slow, halting. In guide, there is assistance with the route however, no path information. For example, Javier's body contacts the wall.
Javier before Toddler Cane
Javier (17 months with mobility visual impairment) is investigating a wall with his hands. Javier knows songs, counting games, and responds to his parents requests.
Being guided thru the hallways, his dad asks if he wants to walk by himself. Because of his MVI/B, Javier does not want to walk without an object or person to hold on to.
Dr. Grace Ambrose-Zaken, COMS shows the wearable cane introduction approach she learned from her experiences working with the pioneering Toddler Cane families.
Mohamad FallahRad, Safe Toddles' engineer, demonstrates how to measure for a cane and how to put the belt on. Javier stands very quietly for him and does not mind the belt.
First-time with Toddler Cane
Javier (17 months with mobility visual impairment) and his parents are encouraged by Dr. Grace Ambrose-Zaken, COMS to walk hand in hand for first toddler cane steps.
By tapping on the cane, Dr. Grace Ambrose-Zaken, COMS is providing feedback about the location, size and shape of his Toddler Cane.
Walking in guide wearing a cane
Javier (17 months with mobility visual impairment) is investigating a wall with his cane. Dr. Grace Ambrose-Zaken is providing support by tapping the cane tip at the wall.
Javier's sighted twin's motor, language, concepts, and social skills appear more advanced but they are on target for his age. With path information, Javier can catch up.
Wearing the cane and with a guide, he walks more willingly, less stopping, faster pace and a narrower gait. Javier is gripping the cane with both his hands as he walks with help.
Walking, sitting and singing wearing his cane. Dr. Ambrose-Zaken notices he lifted his cane up/down. His dad and she encourage him to play and make noise with his cane.
Javier's dad is encouraging him to hold his cane and walk. His twin is making unhappy noises. Dr. Grace Ambrose-Zaken attempts to communicate w/Javier.
The video was taken towards the end of the session, Javier was very tired from the amount of standing and walking his first day ever wearing his cane
Dr. Grace Ambrose-Zaken, COMS taps the wall and starts speaking to give Javier information about the hallway and her location. His parents encourage him to walk.