Teaching Orientation and Mobility Skills to Students with Autism and Vision Impairment in Public Schools: A Data-Based Study

Devender Banda, Phoebe Okungu, Nora Griffin-Shirley, Melanie Meeks, Olaya Landa-Vialard

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Abstract

Two students with autism, vision impairment and intellectual disability participated in an orientation and mobility (O&M) interventions to travel in school settings using their folding canes. A multiple baseline across participants' design to determine the effectiveness of the intervention was used. The dependent variable was time taken to travel the specified routes. The independent variable was O&M training. Results indicated that both participants took less time to travel during the intervention compared to the baseline. Students with autism and vision impairment can be trained using systematic O&M training. The O&M specialists working with children with autism and vision impairment should collect data and make data-based decisions while providing O&M instruction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-43
JournalInternational Journal of Orientation and Mobility
StatePublished - Oct 2015

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