Empowering children with greater independence and mobility
We work with children and young adults, their parents/guardians, their teacher, and the school in order to enhance the students’ quality of life.
Orientation and mobility is a critical area for students with visual impairments as it is essential for the student to learn to move safely and efficiently and as independently through their environment.
Our mobility training lessons may include:
Understanding body image and how body parts move
How to run, skip, and jump.
Use of other senses like sense of smell, hearing and taste
Listening skills such as identifying different traffic and other environmental sounds
How to move safely and independently, learning routes and strategies for getting around familiar and unfamiliar places.
Cane skills and guiding skills if appropriate
Money management and shopping skills
Using public transport and transport apps
Independent Living Skills
Children and young people can develop the skills they need to become independent.
Programmes can include:
Personal care, such as learning to manage buttoning, zip and fasten shoes and cleaning teeth.
Kitchen skills, from pouring and preparing foods to spreading and cooking techniques
Organisational skills, can include putting clothes away and keeping things in the same place
Trying out specialist equipment
This programme is only available in Cork, Tipperary and Waterford and can be accessed through direct referral from Visiting Teacher Services provided by the Department of Education and Skills.
Have any questions? Contact us today at: 1850 506 300 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org