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

The impact of aging on mobility can be profound, and it can affect nearly every aspect of an individual's life. O&M for Independent Living: Teaching Orientation and Mobility to Older Adults is an important guide for orientation and mobility instructors, rehabilitation specialists, occupational therapists, and other professionals who work with older people who may be new to vision loss. 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 various professionals who serve this population.

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