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O&M for Independent Living: Strategies for Teaching Orientation and Mobility to Older Adults


O&M for Independent Living: Teaching Orientation and Mobility to Older Adults is an important guide for orientation and mobility instructions, rehabilitation specialists, occupational therapists, and other professionals who work with adults who may be new to vision loss.

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Catalog Number: F-B0042-00

Publishers: APH Press

Authors: Laura Bozeman, Nora Griffin-Shirley

ISBN: 978-0-89128-676-9

Product Description

The impact of aging on mobility can be profound, and it can affect nearly every aspect of a person’s life. It provides insights essential for helping these individuals remain independent and self-reliant. In addition to information on the effects of aging and considerations for assessment and instruction, chapters include strategies on adapting O&M skills for older adults, environmental modifications and appropriate equipment, exercise and its relationship to mobility, daily living skills, and effective collaboration among the professionals who serve this population.

  • Acknowledgments

    About the Contributors

    CHAPTER 1 Vision Loss and Older Adults: Considerations for the Orientation and Mobility Professional

    CHAPTER 2 Sensory Changes with Age: Assessment Strategies for Older Adults with Visual Impairment

    CHAPTER 3 Modifying Orientation and Mobility Techniques for Older Adults with Visual Impairments

    CHAPTER 4 Orientation and Mobility Tools and Techniques

    CHAPTER 5 Environmental Adaptation and Modification

    CHAPTER 6 Importance of Exercise for Orientation and Mobility for Older Adults with Visual Impairments

    CHAPTER 7 Daily Living Skills and Orientation and Mobility: Merging Skills to Enhance Life Satisfaction

    CHAPTER 8 Fostering Collaboration among Professionals Serving Older People with Vision Loss

    EPILOGUE Current and Emerging Issues for O&M Service Provision



  • Publishers: APH Press

    Authors/Editors: Laura Bozeman, Nora Griffin-Shirley

    Publication Date: 2015

    Federal Quota Funds: Not Available

    This Item Made to Order: APH does not necessarily carry this item in inventory for immediate delivery — when you order it, we will produce it for you as a special order; therefore, allow several weeks for delivery

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