Students with multiple disabilities have needs that we don't always learn about in our University classes. Each individual student has an array of obstacles/complications that can make it difficult to understand what they need in order to live their most independent, fulfilling lives.
For the past 11 years, I have seen this happen over and over again. It happens to all of us. We get a student who has multiple disabilities on our caseload. While we know they can accomplish so much more than they are doing right now, we aren't exactly sure how to help them get there or how to get their entire team on board.
In this study group, you will gain the knowledge and strategies that you need to effectively assess and teach children with multiple disabilities. You will have the confidence that you know what and how to assess students with multiple disabilities, how to write appropriate goals, and how work with each team member in order to help them increase their travel skills. You will be able to design Adapted Mobility Devices with ease and teach appropriate cane skills to a wide variety of students with multiple disabilities.
4 monthly live interactive webinars to help you gain the strategies you need and have your questions answered.
We will meet over Zoom to allow each person the ability to share their ideas, case study information, and ask questions.
Using effective methods to help your students with multiple impairments, you will finally begin to see your students' independence rise to it's fullest potential.
Study guides will help you plan your lessons and record your benchmark data.
Join a group of dedicated Orientation and Mobility Specialists, just like you.
Get your questions answered before our monthly meetings in our private forums.
Learn from one another as you use the teaching methods in real world situations.
(Because you would totally do this even without the credits.)
This Study Group is eligible for 6 ACVREP Credits.
1/hour of webinar and 1/2 hour per month of assignments.
We will offer a certificate of completion for this professional development. Check with your administration to make sure it complies with your professional development requirements.
Kassandra Maloney, M.S., COMS, has been a Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist for the past 11 years.
Throughout her time as an O&M Specialist, the majority of Kassy's caseload was primarily comprised of students with multiple impairments.
Kassy knows just how hard it can be to feel confident in addressing the needs of students with visual and multiple impairments. As an O&M Specialist, she developed a variety of strategies that has helped her improve her students' ability to know where they are in space and their ability to use their AMD, cane, or visual travel skills to access their environments.
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