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Orientation and Mobility (O and M)

Orientation and mobility services means, "services provided to students with visual impairment, including blindness by qualified personnel to enable those students to attain systematic orientation to and safe movement within their environments in school, home, and community; and includes teaching students."

2015 CDE Orientation and Mobility Seminar

Handouts for Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2 Full Day Sessions 

  1. Joint Motions / Terms (PDF)
  2. Minimizing Hypotonia (PDF)
  3. Normal Balance Reactions (PDF)
  4. Tactile Screening (PDF)
  5. Transfers (PDF)
  6. PNF Instructions (PDF)
  7. Step by Step Brochure (this details Sandy’s APH product, which I will bring to the course.  No need to download as a course handout) (PDF)

Specialized Service Professional (SSP) Rubric

To ensure every Colorado student has access to effective professionals who are supported in their professional growth, new evaluation requirements under Senate Bill (S.B.) 10-191 are intended to provide meaningful, annual evaluations for all licensed personnel including principals, teachers, and other education professionals who are licensed by the state.  In their work to help implement S.B. 10-191, the State Council for Educator Effectiveness (SCEE) identified nine categories of specialized service professionals (referred to as other licensed personnel in law and state board rules) and has outlined high quality professional practices specific to each group.  The overall intent is to ensure that specialized service professional' evaluations provide meaningful and actionable feedback allowing for continuous improvement of practice.  School orientation and mobility specialists are included as one of these nine categories of specialized service professionals.


Information and Resources Specific to Orientation and Mobility


Resources Specific to Dog Guide Schools


Resources Specific to Recreation / Movement Opportunities

For more information, please contact:

Tanni Anthony, Ph.D.
State Consultant on Visual Impairment
Phone: (303) 866-6681

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