Orientation and Mobility for the Student Who Is Deafblind

A young girl carrying a loaf of bread uses her travel cane to navigate the grocery store.
A young girl carrying a loaf of bread uses her travel cane to navigate the grocery store.

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 on this 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.