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a teenage boy walking across the street at a crosswalk with a white cane What Kind of Traveler Are You? 

This activity is pulled from our Virtual ExCEL Camps happening summer of 2020! While these activities are written to fit into the larger lesson plan of the camp themes, you can complete them with your little one at any time. Learn more about our Virtual ExCEL Summer Camp here!

Today we learned about self-awareness, what’s around us, how we react, how we plan to account for all of that. Part of self-awareness is knowing your travel style. Part of action plans are thinking about how our actions impact us.

Start to think about how your travel style impacts you and your surroundings. Imagine if you were asked to think about what type of travel you are, have you thought about it before, check out this worksheet and explore

Appropriate Age Range: 15 to age 21 

Materials Needed:

Vocabulary:

Some of these terms may seem brand new so take some time to look them up and they will be part of your vocabulary too: self-aware, planner, and comfort zone.

Activity:

Prepare your equipment for the third session at the brain gym. Share this activity with a family member and reflect with this thought in mind “What type of traveler are you and how does that impact me?…”

Here are some thoughts to consider before you start your third brain gym exercise and look at the worksheet.

  • Are you an area traveler or a route traveler?
  • Do you solicit assistance?
  • Do you like to do a lot of planning or are you flexible?
  • What are your thoughts about lighting and outdoors?
  • What is your comfort vision zone?
  • If you use a long cane when will you use one?

Honestly reflect on the traveler that you are and then give yourself a pat on the back for raising the bar.

Outcome:

If you would like, share your self- awareness and your reflections about your travel style and panache.

Extension/further resources: 

Here are some ways to share your thoughts, make a movie about a topic or reply to questions asked. https://info.flipgrid.com/ or Apple clips https://www.apple.com/clips/

If you would like to learn more about mentoring programs

Role Models and Mentors for Visually Impaired Teens

Ingredients for Encouraging People who are Blind or Visually Impaired 

 

 

Authors 

JoAnne Chalom is President of In Focus Mobility and has been working with individuals with disabilities for over thirty years. JoAnne teaches younger and older individuals orientation and mobility. JoAnne enjoys spending quality time with her grand dog, Cody.

Robbin Keating Clark is the Expanded Core Curriculum Coordinator at Utah Schools for the Deaf & Blind and has been working with students with visual impairments for nearly two decades. She is enthusiastic and energetic about the Expanded Core Curriculum.  In her free time she likes to spend time with her children.

Susan Drake has been a special education teacher for seven years and is completing her certification as a teacher of the visually impaired at Missouri State University.  She lives on a farm with her veterinarian husband Randy, son Renin, a herd of corgis and cows.

 

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