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Feasibility of Orientation and Mobility Services for Young Children with Vision Impairment using Teleintervention


The demand for orientation and mobility (O&M) training for very young children with blindness or vision impairment (B/VI) and their families is increasing in the Early Intervention (EI) period. However, the extreme shortage of qualified O&M specialists to work with this population may be limiting their access to appropriate services. This study used a needs assessment survey to collect information about the feasibility of providing O&M services in EI using the alternative service delivery model of teleintervention. Responses from 121 individuals in the profession of EI for young children with B/VI provide insight on the current practices and perceptions of practitioners, educators, and administrators. The results of this study and its implications for future research are discussed.

Częstotliwość wydawania:
Volume Open
Dziedziny czasopisma:
Medicine, Clinical Medicine, Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine