This page provides information on our programs and resources. Links to relevant research and publications are included here.
Programs we are involved in
Some of the projects we have undertaken include:
- Development and delivery of professional learning in developmental O&M and early childhood intervention for Guide Dogs Victoria, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT and Guide Dogs SA/NT.
- O&M project looking at the specific needs for people with deafblindness, in conjunction with Able Australia.
- Consultancy and provision of course material for Vision Australia’s Graduate Diploma of Orientation & Mobility.
- Provision of O&M services for children in the north-east region of Tasmania, in collaboration with the Department of Education’s Vision Services.
- Confident orientation group program in collaboration with Independent Rehabilitation Services.
- Private Visiting Teacher consultation for students with vision loss.
- Travel training for individuals with acquired brain injury or cognitive impairment.
- Organising and co-hosting the 5th Australasian Orientation & Mobility Conference, Melbourne 2015.
- Best Practice Principles for Teaching Orientation and Mobility Skills to a Person who is Deafblind in Australia (booklet), and link to accompanying DVD
- Confident orientation group program flyer
- Travel Training for Employment Information
- A routines-based approach to orientation and mobility (O&M) in schools (IOM)
Research and Publications
Published journal articles on early intervention orientation and mobility
- “Opening up the world: Early childhood orientation and mobility as perceived by young children who are blind, their parents, and specialist teachers” (Doctor of Education thesis, University of Sydney)
- Early intervention orientation and mobility: A Western Australian perspective
- Early long cane use: A case study
- Orientation and mobility in the Australian education system: A challenge for professionals
- Developing effective collaboration between O&M Specialists, Visiting Teachers, Parents and Schools (South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (SPEVI) Conference, Melbourne 2015) pdf version rtf version
Information about other published articles can be located at https://sydney.academia.edu/BronwenScott
“I’m starting to walk – I can use a cane!” – Booklet on early intervention orientation and mobility techniques