Meyer Insight, LLC


Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS) teach:


*Concept Development:  body image, spatial, temporal, positional, directional and environmental concepts

*Motor Development: motor skills, balance, posture, and gait, as well as the use of adaptive devices 

*Sensory Development: visual, auditory, vestibular, kinesthetic, tactile, olfactory, and proprioceptive senses

*Residual vision stimulation and training

*Human Guide Techniques

*Cane techniques

*Soliciting/Declining Assistance

*Utilizing landmarks

*Compass Directions

*Route Planning

*Analysis and Identification of Intersections and Traffic Patterns

*The use of traffic control devices

*Techniques for crossing streets

*Techniques for travel in indoor environments, outdoor residential, small and large business districts, mall travel, and rural areas

*The use of public transportation

*The use of Low Vision devices

*The use of GPS devices for travel

Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) teach:


* Braille reading and writing, including use of the braille writer

and the slate and stylus

* Signature Handwriting

* Listening skills and compensatory auditory skills

* Typing and keyboarding skills

* Unique technology for individuals with visual impairments

* Residual vision

* Abacus

* Talking calculator

* Tactile graphics (including maps, charts, tables, etc.)

* Adapting classroom and science equipment

* Methods for accessing printed public information, accessing public transportation, accessing community resources

* Methods for acquiring practical skills (i.e. keeping personal records, time management)

* Personal banking and emergency procedures

* Familiarity with low vision devices