The purpose of this course is to provide students with visual impairments (VI) or dual sensory impairments (DSI) instruction in safe, efficient and independent travel techniques within the home, school, and community environments. The course is designed to promote the achievement of annual goals based on assessed needs within the student’s individual educational plan (IEP).
Placement in this course is determined by an assessment performed by an orientation and mobility instructor. This course is for students with VI or DSI whose IEPs indicate the need for intensive individualized intervention in orientation and mobility skills. A visual impairment or dual sensory impairment affects students’ knowledge of their surroundings, their relationship to their settings, and their ability to travel within the physical and social environments.
A student may repeat this course. The particular course requirements that the student should master each year must be determined by the IEP team through the review of present levels and needs, development of annual goals, and progress monitoring of goal mastery.
This course may be delivered across the continuum of service settings, including general education environments and community settings for the purposes of acquisition, practice, generalization, and maintenance of skills. Activities may be arranged to extend beyond scheduled school hours.
English Language Development ELD Standards Special Notes Section:
Teachers are required to provide listening, speaking, reading and writing instruction that allows English language learners (ELL) to communicate information, ideas and concepts for academic success in the content area of Language Arts. For the given level of English language proficiency and with visual, graphic, or interactive support, students will interact with grade level words, expressions, sentences and discourse to process or produce language necessary for academic success. The ELD standard should specify a relevant content area concept or topic of study chosen by curriculum developers and teachers which maximizes an ELL's need for communication and social skills. To access an ELL supporting document which delineates performance definitions and descriptors, please click on the following link: https://cpalmsmediaprod.blob.core.windows.net/uploads/docs/standards/eld/la.pdf.
VISU IMPRD 6/ORIEN MOBL E
Any field when cert reflects bachelor/higher AND orientation and mobility endorsement