Marshall is blind with no light perception, anophthalmia
February 21, 2019
Marshall's balance improving
Marshall appears to be reaching down and exploring his cane with both hands. He is seen using two hands on bookcase for balance, walking with assistance moving his feet. This is a nicely paced lesson for him. Allowing a child to stand still helps them learn how to balance against one's natural sway.
Before belt cane
October 17, 2018
Walking route without a cane
Marshall requires support to walk. He is slowly walking in familiar class with support from his O&M specialist.
October 25, 2018
Solitary play skills
Marshall (38 months with mobility visual impairment) is seen sitting on a soft blue mat in familiar class. He is can only leave this play location with assistance.
After belt cane
January 2, 2019
First steps wearing his cane
His O&M specialist explores how to support Marshall walking without his walker. When the cane contacts the mat both of his hands move very fast and almost clap with excitement. Marshall repeats the word "circle" several times and then he says, "we're going to do circle--". video ends.
February 21, 2019
O&M lesson with rear walker
Marshall wears his cane during an O&M lesson. Patti, the O&M specialist, uses hand on hand to help him rely on the walker for balance. She gives him plenty of time to advance towards his goal. We hear Marshall use his clicks to let Patti know he is happy.
Reaching and exploring
Marshall is reaching down and exploring his cane with both hands. He is uses two hands on bookcase for balance. This is a nicely paced lesson for him. Allowing a child to stand still helps them learn how to balance against one's natural sway.
February 27, 2019
Walking route wearing a cane
Marshall (42 months with mobility visual impairment) is seen wearing his cane on a lesson of using a reverse walker and instructor assistance to locate his next activity.
Circle time chatter
Marshall is walking his route to circle time. He is assisted by his COMS and using his reverse walker. He is encouraged to walk until his cane stops him at the door. He is rewarded with his toy for walking so well.