Orientation and Mobility
Collaboration Is Key
Orientation and mobility, one of the expanded core curriculum areas of instruction, takes on additional importance and requires unique strategies when working with an individual who is deafblind. No one person is able to address these children’s needs alone; it is a highly collaborative process which involves the O&M specialist, the audiologist, interveners, the teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing, and others.
The information in this section of the website is meant to help educational teams make good decisions about assessment and instruction related to orientation and mobility for the student who is deafblind, including those individuals who are congenitally deafblind with additional disabilities.
Orientation & Mobility Menu
- Environmental Sounds Considerations for the Audiologist and O&M
- Collaboration Tool for Environmental Sounds
- Developing Auditory Skills
- Delineation of Roles Related to Safe and Independent Travel for the Student with Deafblindness
- Tip Sheet for Teacher of the Auditorily Impaired
- Sample Letter to the Audiologist