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定向和行动

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Since 1972, our SFASU 定向和行动 (O&M) program has been training candidates to work with persons who are blind or visually impaired. Orientation defined for our purposes means knowing where you are, in relationship to the environment around you. Mobility is the ability to get from where you are to where you want to be, in a safe and efficient manner.

SFASU自豪地提供 只要 undergraduate O&M training program in the United States. The program also offers O&M training at the graduate level for certification. Graduate students may elect to continue after certification and seek a Master's degree in 特殊教育 with a specialization in Orientation & Mobility. Students who complete our O&M certification training program at the undergraduate or graduate level are equally eligible to become nationally certified by the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP).

Upon certification as 定向和行动 Specialists, graduates from our program provide services to children and adults who have visual disabilities-services and skills that will enable these individuals to travel independently in both familiar and unfamiliar environments. Graduates from our O&M training program are eligible and prepared to successfully complete, the national certification examination from ACVREP. Once certified, our graduates are able to work in a variety of settings including state rehabilitation agencies, Lighthouses for the Blind, residential/state schools for the blind, Veterans Administration training centers, and school districts throughout the state of Texas and across the United States.

If you are interested in more information on the 定向和行动 (O&M) training program, please contact any of our faculty or staff.

任务

It is the mission of the SFASU Orientation and Mobility program to train candidates to become Certified 定向和行动 Specialists (COMS) who are practically and pragmatically prepared to meet the needs of persons with visual impairments across the state of Texas and across the nation as a whole. Through their training in our program, we believe graduates are prepared to successfully complete the ACVREP national O&M certification examination. We believe graduates from our program are trained to effectively deliver services which provide opportunities for students and clients who are blind or visually impaired to be more independent, lead lives to their fullest potential, and participate to a greater extent in society at large. In order to meet these goals, we believe it is our responsibility to mentor and educate our candidates to recognize and remove environmental and societal barriers, raise expectations, provide solutions, and exhibit compassionate approaches to teaching O&M skills and techniques, valuing the worth of all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, or level of disability.

UNDERGRADUATE CONCENTRATION IN O&M

Candidates at the undergraduate level are required to have a major and a minor in another area of study. Though no specific area is required, most of our undergraduate candidates complete their Bachelor of Science degree in 康复服务. In order to add a concentration in O&M, undergraduate candidates are required to complete the following courses:

上述课程和毕业具有学士学位的完成是需要acvrep为了让候选人有资格认证。可申请的候选人,并采取认证考试决赛中实习。

GRADUATE CONCENTRATION IN O&M

Candidates who have previously earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university are eligible to apply for admission to the SFASU O&M program at the graduate level. Admission typically occurs once per year, with initial coursework beginning in the first summer term. Some students may be accepted into the program at other times, however course options may be limited due to prerequisites (e.g., summer coursework SPE 500 and SPE 516). Students in the graduate O&M program are required to come to the SFASU campus for approximately six weeks to receive intensive, hands-on training in basic orientation and mobility (SPE 500). Housing and meals are provided through grant funding while students reside on our campus. Following completion of SPE 500 and SPE 516, candidates are typically able to finish the remainder of training from their home location. Required coursework includes:

上述课程的完成需要为了通过我们的国家认证机构,acvrep成为资格认证。可申请的候选人,并参加国家认证考试期间实习。

Grant funding is available for graduate students in the O&M training program, allocated on a competitive basis. Applications for grant funds are due March 1st of each year.

当然序列

学院 & 员工

节目主持人

博士。达斯特香农 - LVOT

赠款项目协调员

毫秒。唐娜木

项目教师

毫秒。德博拉 “蟋蟀” 卡迪 - LVOT / COMS

毫秒。 D.J.院长 - LVOT / COMS

毫秒。石楠蒙罗 - LVOT / COMS

毫秒。珍妮弗·佩里 - VRT / COMS

邮寄地址

视觉障碍预备程序
邮政信箱13017,SFA站
纳科多奇斯,TX 75962

Additional Information and VIP Program Handbook for O&M & TSVI

视力障碍 and Orientation & Mobility Program Handbook

Orientation & Mobility Internship Handbook (更新01_2019)

认证的定向行走专家信息

对于德州学生可能补助资金申请截止日期为每年的3月1日。