Making Meaningful Mobility Routines: A Team Approach (Session 1 of 3)
Idaho State Department of Education (SDE)
For more information, contact: Lane McKittrick at firstname.lastname@example.org
DATE & TIME:
November 1, 2023 from 3:00-5:00 Pacific/4:00-6:00 Mountain
Register for Meaningful Mobility Routines: A Team Approach (register once for all 3 sessions)
Session 1: Integrating Communication, Tactile Support, and Assistive Technology Into Mobility Lessons
Access to safe and efficient mobility is deeply connected to both opportunities, people, and quality of life. For individuals with multiple disabilities or those who are deafblind, communication is intertwined with mobility. Come and explore how to create meaningful and motivating mobility lessons that integrate communication, tactile support, and assistive technology.
Session 2: Collaborating with Teams and Families on Orientation and Mobility Activities
Traditional O&M (orientation and mobility) techniques do not always include examples of how to work with students who have multiple disabilities, complex communication needs or those who are deafblind. In this session we will explore effective collaboration with teams and families to design meaningful person-centered O&M activities with students who have complex needs.
Session 3: Successfully Planning and Documenting Progress
People who have mobility skills are more likely to have access to work, community and better quality of life. With students who have multiple disabilities it can be challenging to recognize incremental student progress. In this session, we will explore ways to not only document progress and success, but ways to use this progress to plan for the future to develop more inclusive and meaningful lives.
Amy Parker, EdD, COMS, is an assistant professor and the coordinator of the Orientation and Mobility Program in the Special Education Department. In 2009 she completed her doctorate in special education, with an emphasis in deafblindness and a certification in orientation and mobility, through a leadership and enrichment fellowship funded by the Office of Special Education. Using participatory methodologies with community stakeholders, she has worked to design accessible multimedia learning modules for national technical assistance and personnel preparation. Her research interests include orientation and mobility for individuals with complex disabilities, communication interventions, participatory action research with people with disabilities and their families, and community-based partnerships to create social change.
This course is available for Fall 2023 inservice credit through the University of Idaho (UI). Enrollment for this course opens November 1, 2023 and closes November 17, 2023. UI registration instructions are located inside the accompanying online course. Enroll in the online course at idahotc.com/lms.
If you need special accommodations (e.g., wheelchair access, sign language interpreter), then please contact the event organizer listed above.