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Foundations of Orientation and Mobility, 3rd Edition: Volume 1, History and Theory


Foundations of Orientation and Mobility, the classic professional reference and textbook has been completely revised and expanded to two volumes by the most knowledgeable experts in the field.


Catalog Number: F-B0011-EPUB

Publishers: APH Press

Authors: Bruce B. Blasch, Richard L. Welsh, William R. Wiener

ISBN: 978-0-89128-561-8

Format: EPUB

Product Description

Foundations of Orientation and Mobility, Volume 1, History and Theory, includes the bases of O&M knowledge, including perception, orientation, low vision, audition, kinesiology, psychosocial issues, and learning theories, as well as chapters on technology, dog guides, orientation aids, and environmental accessibility. A section on the profession of O&M includes its international history; administration, assessment and program planning; and a chapter on research in O&M. No O&M student or professional can afford to be without this essential resource.

The new third edition includes both the latest research in O&M and expanded information on practice and teaching strategies.

To view the Table of Contents, please see the “Includes” section.

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  • Acknowledgments

    About the Contributors


    PART ONE History and Theory

    CHAPTER 1 Historical Perspectives

    CHAPTER 2 Visual Impairment: Terminology, Demographics, Society

    CHAPTER 3 The Visual System

    CHAPTER 4 Growth and Development of Young Children

    CHAPTER 5 Growth and Development in Middle Childhood and Adolescence

    CHAPTER 6 Psychosocial Needs of Children and Youths

    CHAPTER 7 Children and Youths with Visual Impairments and Other Exceptionalities

    CHAPTER 8 Diversity and Its Implications

    CHAPTER 9 Educational Programming

    CHAPTER 10 Professional Practice

    PART TWO Connecting to the Broader Context

    CHAPTER 11 Applying General Education Theory to Visual Impairment

    CHAPTER 12 Motivation

    CHAPTER 13 Augmentative and Alternative Communication

    CHAPTER 14 Consultation and Collaboration

    CHAPTER 15 The Changing Landscapes of Rural Education

    CHAPTER 16 Tiered Models of Behavioral and Instructional Support

    CHAPTER 17 Reading and Interpreting Research

    CHAPTER 18 Transition Planning for Young Adults with Disabilities

    CHAPTER 19 Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

    CHAPTER 20 Social and Emotional Learning: Recent Research and Practical Strategies for Educators





    • Perceiving to Move and Moving to Perceive: Control of Locomotion by Students with Vision Loss
    • Establishing and Maintaining Orientation for Mobility
    • Low Vision for Orientation and Mobility
    • Audition for Students with Vision Loss
    • Kinesiology and Sensorimotor Functioning for Students with Vision Loss
    • Psychosocial Dimensions of Orientation and Mobility
    • Learning Theories and Teaching Methodologies for Orientation and Mobility
    • Adaptive Technology for Orientation and Mobility
    • Dog Guides for Orientation and Mobility
    • Orientation Aids for Students with Vision Loss
    • Environmental Accessibility for Students with Vision Loss
    • Administration, Assessment, and Program Planning for Orientation and Mobility Services
    • The Originators of Orientation and Mobility Training
    • The History and Progression of the Profession of Orientation and Mobility
    • The Development of the Profession of Orientation and Mobility Around the World
    • Research and the Orientation and Mobility Specialist
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    Publishers: APH Press

    Authors/Editors: Bruce B. Blasch, Richard L. Welsh, William R. Wiener

    Media: Book

    Format: EPUB

    Language: English

    Publication Date: 2010

  • This product is nonrefundable. All sales are final.