O&M Links & Information

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The following web sites provide a wealth of information for families who need ideas and suggestions for helping their child from infancy on. The first 5 years of life are crucial for developing the concepts and confidence required to move independently through the world.

http://tsbvi.edu/orientation-a-mobility Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

http://www.touchthetop.com/ Web site of Eric Weihenmayer, blind adventurer who has climbed all seven of the highest mountain peaks in the world

http://familyconnect.org/parentsitehome.asp FamilyConnect web site

http://www.familyconnect.org/parentsite.asp?SectionID=78&TopicID=349&DocumentID=3931 FamilyConnect web site: The Value of Strong Orientation and Mobility Skills

http://www.familyconnect.org/parentsite.asp?SectionID=76&TopicID=360&DocumentID=3939 FamilyConnect web site: Helping Your Preschooler Develop Orientation and Mobility Skills

http://www.familyconnect.org/parentsite.asp?SectionID=78&TopicID=349&DocumentID=3932 FamilyConnect web site: O&M for Teens with Recent Vision Loss

http://www.wonderbaby.org/articles/om Articles for parents of young children that give great ideas for ways to improve your child’s ability to move through the world

http://www.wonderbaby.org/articles/motor-play More articles…these give ideas for encouraging movement and motor skills in babies and young children

http://www.visionaware.org/section.aspx?FolderID=8&SectionID=115&TopicID=515 Plenty of specific information about O&M skills

http://www.perkins.org/resources/scout/orientation-and-mobility/ More good information

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