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Two-year-old toddlers with mobility visual impairment and blindness may resist wearing canes, but the more they wear their canes the more they move freely and explore.

Two-year-old advocates

Jaxon boy, caucasian, brown hair, t-shirt, wearing glasses holds his wearable cane with both hands is looking closely at 3D black frame,
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Jaxon's tunnel vision causes many to under-estimate his mobility visual impairment. His family obtained the wearable cane because he was walking right off of curbs, staircases, and these incidents were growing more frequent and starting to affect his confidence.

 

These videos are from a visit Dr. Grace Ambrose-Zaken, COMS paid to his family one August day to bring the family a new set of wearable canes.

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Jaxons, boy, caucasian, brown, t-shirt, has velcro braces on his legs, whte tennis shoes standing against a bown wall
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Jaxon (2) has optic nerve hypoplasia, he is severely visually impaired and he exhibits severe cognitive and motor delays.

These videos include those taken during a visit paid by Dr. Grace Ambrose-Zaken one September day to bring the family a new set of wearable canes.

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Matias, boy, caucasian blonde hair, t-shirt and diaper holds onto a bar on the mini-tramp mid-jump
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Matias is blind. His family has generously submitted many videos of him before the wearable cane to present.

Before the cane, he could push chairs and toys when crossing open space. In videos taken in the playroom, he is stationary moving sometimes and only when in contact with objects. Matias does not cross open space without a guide, push object, or wearable cane).

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Maddox, boy, hispanic, black hair, stripped onesee, stands, arms down, dachshund behind
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Maddox has a mobility visual impairment. His best vision is achieved when he tilts his head back. This eccentric viewing is problematic for him without a cane. When he is seen walking around his home without a cane, his pace is slow and seeking to be picked up.

Overtime wearing the cane, he no longer asks to be picked up, he is seen walking freely with an age-appropriate posture, pace and gait. He has found a way to tilt his head back while walking.

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