University of Edinburgh

Mobility and Independent Living Skills

Presented on Wednesday 13 September 2006


Wheelchair Mobility

Safe procedures for pushing and handling a wheelchair, emphasising understanding the techniques for good, safe handling of a wheelchair whilst encouraging the child or young person to be as involved in the whole procedure as possible.

Independent Living Skills

The development of independence skills does not always come easily for some visually impaired children and young people. These children need encouragement and careful guidance from an adult who has a clear idea of the steps involved to complete tasks and knowledge of strategies, which will help a child to achieve them as independently as possible.
This short course focussed on independent living skills including home care, laundry, clothes and food preparation skills.

Presenters: The Mobility Team, Royal Blind School (Sharon McAllister and Angie Bisson)
Margaret Habgood, Teacher of Independent Living Skills, RBS