Basic Orientation and Mobility Skills for the Low Vision Patient

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Price: $70.00
No Refunds

Enrollment Length: 90 day(s)
Course Description

Presented by: Duane Geruschat, Ph.D.


This course provides basic information and techniques on travel skills for the purpose of assisting an individual with low vision.


The course is broken into two lectures: The first is Guiding Techniques and the second is Room Familiarization. The Guiding Techniques lecture provides introductory material and is a pre-requisite to the second lecture on Room Familiarization. Students are presented the theory as well as practical applications using real-world environments. The course uses demonstration as well as computer generated virtual reality to enhance learning of the various concepts.


Note that some organizations award credits, while others award content hours.

Course Details
Duane Geruschat, Ph.D
Course Director(s):
Jim Deremeik, M.A., C.L.V.T.
Course Editor(s):
Robert W. Massof, Ph.D. Jim Deremeik, M.A., C.L.V.T.
  • 2.0 CE hour(s) by The Academy for the Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP)
  • 0.2 CEU(s) by American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
Content Focus:
Category 1: Domain of OT; Areas of Occupation and Performance Skills Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process; Intervention
  • None
Education Level:
Course Objective(s):
  • identify basic guiding techniques with an individual with low vision
  • demonstrate the ability to locate a seat and use proper seating techniques with an individual with low vision
  • demonstrates the ability to travel on stairs
  • show how to perform basic room familiarization using the perimeter and grid techniques with an individual with low vision
  • recognize the principles of orientation used by individuals with low or no vision
  • apply practical application of room familiarization skills to orientation of a dining room
Target Student(s):
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Direct Care Staff Eye Care Practice
  • Ophthalmic Technicians
  • Social Workers
  • Physical Therapists
  • Speech and Language Pathologists
  • Gerontologists
  • Optometrists
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Allied Health Care Professionals Dealing With Low Vision Patients
Successful completion of the course requires a score of 70% or better and the completion of the course evaluation. Students will receive a certificate of completion once those two requirements are met. The course is designed as a self-paced personal enrichment continuing education program. Lectures may be repeated until material is mastered.

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