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Bibliography - Independence through Habilitation

Books

Best, Anthony
Steps to independence: practical guidance on teaching people with mental and sensory handicaps
BIMH Publications, 1987
ISBN: 0906054613
Advice for teachers and carers on teaching daily living skills to people who have learning disabilities and visual impairments.

Blasch, Bruce B; Weiner, William R; Welsh, Richard L
Foundations of orientation and mobility (2nd ed)
AFB, 1997
ISBN: 0891289461
Textbook on mobility for visually impaired people with information regarding other impairments and disabilities.

Brannock, Grant & Golding, Leo
6 step method of teaching orientation and mobility: a learning centred approach to competent travel for the vision impaired
G Brannock & Leo Golding, 2000
ISBN: 064639004X
"The 6 step method"

Cutter, Joseph
Independent movement and travel in blind children: a promotional model
Information Age, 2007
ISBN: 9781593116033
An innovative guide to encouraging activity, movement and independence in the young blind child. Emphasises partnership and team approaches for parents, teachers, assistants, therapists and rehabilitation workers.

Department for Education and Skills (DfES)
Developmental journal for babies and children with visual impairment [Early Support Pilot Programme]
Dept for Education and Skills, 2006
Designed for use by families to record the progress of their visually impaired child. It includes advice on what to expect, helps identify problems and provides practical ideas on how to progress to the next stage.
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Fazzi, Diane L & Petersmeyer, Barbara A
Imagining the possibilities: creative approaches to orientation and mobility instruction for persons who are visually impaired
AFB, 2001
ISBN: 089128382X

Hill, Everett & Ponder, Purvis
Orientation and mobility techniques
AFB, 1976
ISBN: 0891280014
A guide for the practitioner.

Jacobson, William H
Art and science of teaching orientation and mobility to persons with visual impairments
AFB, 1993
ISBN: 0891282459

Knott, Natalie Isaak
Teaching orientation and mobility in the schools: an instructors companion
AFB, 2002
ISBN: 0891283919

Loumiet, Robin & Levack, Nancy
Independent living: a curriculum with adaptations for students with visual impairments: Volume II: Self-care and maintenance of personal environment (2nd ed)
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 1993
ISBN: 1880366029
Part of three volumes concentrating on daily living, social skills and play & leisure.

MISE (Mobility and Independence Specialists in Education)
Mobility and independent assessment and evaluation scheme: early skills
MISE, [2006]
A checklist for mobility and independence skills including: Functional vision, communication, awareness, motor skills, independence skills and play & social skills.
http://www.miseuk.org/downloads.htm

Misso, Nicola
Guide to orientation and mobility for young children with vision impairments
RVIB, 2001
ISBN: 0949390410

Naish, Lucy; Bell, Judy; Clunies-Ross, Louise
Exploring access: how to audit your school environment, focusing on the needs of pupils who have multiple disabilities and visual impairment
RNIB, 2004
ISBN: 1858786304
Folder of information which deals with access and adaptations to the physical environment for children with multiple disabilities and visual impairments.

Nzegwu, Femi
Audio and visual information on buses: moving towards inclusion
Guide Dogs for the Blind, 2005
ISBN: 0952403846
A report of a focus group on audiovisual information for bus travel.

Pavey, Sue ... [et al]
Steps to independence: the mobility and independence needs of children with a visual impairment: full research report
University of Birmingham, 2002
http://www.education.bham.ac.uk/research/projects1/project_2/index.shtml

Pogrund, Rona ... [et al]
Teaching age-appropriate purposeful skills (TAPS): an orientation and mobility curriculum for students with visual impairments (2nd ed)
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 1993
ISBN: 1880366185
Accompanied by "Comprehensive assessment and ongoing evaluation" (RN 3267)

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DVDs

Moray House Institute of Education
Show me how to do it: mobility video
Moray House, n.d.
Short video on Mobility intended for basic staff development and encouragement of parental involvement. Duration 15 minutes.

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Videos

Partridge, Merv
I can find it myself: using NBCs to understand the environment
Queensland Department of Education, 2000
Duration: 28 mins

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Articles

Kitchen confidence
Insight Mar/Apr 2008, No 14, p10-14
Article follows three youngsters as they learn to cook.

Aplin, Geoff
Moving with the times
Visability Summer 1997, No 20, p5-7
An approach to teaching mobility skills to visually impaired children.

Bailey, Gail
Promoting autonomy
Insight Mar/Apr 2008, No 14, p28-29
Examines the issues and suggests ways of enabling carers to let a young person make their own choices and learn from new experiences.

Bailey, Gail
Toilet training with children who are blind or have very little vision
Insight Jan/Feb 2008, No 13, p40-42
Advice for helping visually impaired children to become toilet trained.

Buckland, Jennie
Improving body awareness
Visability Autumn 2004, No 42, p10-12
Exercises working on strength, posture and flexibility have had a significant impact on the self image of one teenager with a visual impairment, and led to increased spatial awareness, mobility skills and independence.

Chatterton, Joyce
Teaching daily living skills to visually impaired children
Visability Autumn 1997, No 21, p5-7
Daily living skills are a vital element in the education of visually impaired children.  This article looks at the importance of their early introduction and a consistent approach for younger, primary age children.

Cuthbert, Janet
Changing our view of early years development: Oregon and the Journal
Insight Mar/Apr 2008, No 14, p36-39
Staff at a service in Leeds explore combining use of Oregon with the newer Early Support Developmental Journal for babies and children with VI.

Douglas, Graeme; Pavey, Susan; McLinden, Mike; McCall, Steve
Investigation into the mobility and independence needs of children with visual impairment. Part 2: the delivery of the mobility and independence curriculum
British Journal of Visual Impairment May 2003, Vol 21 (2), p47-54
Results of research into the mobility needs of children being educated in mainstream schools.

Dutton, Gordon
Children with visual processing disorders. Part 2: difficulty seeing information in complex scenes
Insight May/June 2006, No 3, p21-24
An ophthalmologist's approach to helping children who find it difficult to pick out information from complex scenes due to cerebral visual impairment.

Dutton, Gordon
Children with visual processing disorders. Part 3: difficulties with attention and communication
Insight July/Aug 2006, No 4, p20-24
An ophthalmologist's approach to helping children who find it difficult to communicate and pay attention due to cerebral visual impairment.

Gray, Colette
Support for children with a visual impairment in Northern Ireland: the role of the rehabilitation worker
British Journal of Visual Impairment September 2008, Vol 26 (3), p239-254
Some findings from a large research project looking at the mobility, independence and lifeskills education available to children and young people aged 0-19.  This reports on the services provided by rehabilitation workers only.

Hall, Gill
Fostering Harry's independence
Insight May/Jun 2007, No 9, p14-17
Describes mobility training and support offered to one visually impaired year 9 pupil in a mainstream setting.

Kish, Daniel
Canes mean freedom: part one
Insight Jul/Aug 2010, No 28, p38-40
Daniel Kish explains his ideas and methods for teaching cane use with very young children.

Kish, Daniel
Canes mean freedom: part two
Insight Sept/Oct 2010, No 29, p39-42
Daniel Kish explains his ideas and methods for teaching cane use with very young children.  Includes a parent's perspective on her child's training with Daniel Kish.

Lockett, Steve
Mobility in mainstream education
Visability Summer 1997, No 20, p9-10
Emphasises the importance of mobility training as a foundation for integration and to enable full access to the curriculum.

Lowry, Susan Shier
Defined spaces
Visability Autumn 2004, No 42, p5-7
Explores an early orientation and mobility strategy for infancy and beyond.

Mardsen, Janet & Labbett, Simon
Habilitation for children: the Mobility21 project
NB April 2010, No 52, p25-27
Outline of the habilitation studies course which concentrates on daily living and mobility skills for young children.  Includes a 'student's perspective' section.

Matey Garcia, Maria Angeles
Children and young adults with visual disabilities: ONCE work models to ensure an independent life
The Educator Jul 2008, Vol XXI (1), p12-16
Looks at models in Spain for developing the independent living skills of visually impaired children and young people.

Morsley, Kim; Spencer, Christopher; Baybutt, Kate
Is there any relationship between a child's body image and spatial skills
British Journal of Visual Impairment May 1991, Vol 9 (2), p41-43
Looks at the relationship between body image and spatial skills in visually impaired children.

Parr, Amanda
Achieving the Duke of Edinburgh's award
Insight Sep/Oct 2010, No 29, p30-36
Sixth formers at Rushton School have taken up the challenge of taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh award.  This article discusses their strategies and achievements.

Pavey, Susan; Douglas, Graeme; McLinden, Mike; McCall, Steve
Investigation into the mobility and independence needs of children with visual impairment. Part 1: the development of a mobility and independence curriculum framework
British Journal of Visual Impairment January 2003, Vol 21 (1), p4-9
Results of research into the mobility needs of children being educated in mainstream schools.

Stirnweis, Sandra
Learning the ABCs (Mobility)
Insight May/Jun 2007, No 9, p9-13
The skills required for orientation and mobility can be broken down into basic elements which can make it easier for visually impaired children to learn.

Thornicroft, Mike
Mobility and orientation training and assessment
Visability Summer 1997, No 20, p13-17
Describes the assessment procedure of a child for mobility training and gives case study examples of how mobility training has helped two young people in particular.

Wall, Karl
Educational attainment versus habilitation skills
Insight Jan/Feb 2011, No 31, p12-13
Looks at how to balance academic education with acquisition of daily living skills in children with sight problems.

Wall, Karl
Learning maths ... learning habilitation skills
Insight May/Jun 2010, No 27, p10-12
Discusses how maths skills are linked with learning independence skills.

Wall, Karl
Minimising and managing risk
Insight Jul/Aug 2010, No 28, p41
Learning about risks is a vital part of building independent living skills.