Division on Visual Impairments

VIDBE-Q 65.3 Summer 2020

A quarterly newsletter from the Council for Exceptional Children's Division on Visual Impairments containing practitioner tips for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and other professionals.

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VIDBE-Q Volume 65 Issue 3 Katie Ericson, M.Ed., TSVI, kericson@pdx.edu Angel Black, M.S.Ed., TSVI, ablack@sesa.org Kyrsten Hansen, M.S.Ed., hansen32@pdx.edu Amy Parker, Ed.D., COMS, atp5@pdx.edu Portland State University Peter Porter, M.Ed., TSVI, COMS, pporter1@pps.net Columbia Regional Program An internship serves as the culminating experience for those studying to become a Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS). Most of Portland State University's (PSU) second cohort of Orientation and Mobility (O&M) students were halfway through their internship experiences when the COVID-19 pandemic forced a rapid shift to a distance consultation model. Inspired by PSU Program Coordinator, Dr. Amy Parker, and our instructor, Mary Tellefson, three interns met virtually with a supervising COMS to plan remote instruction that allowed us to continue serving students and complete our internships with the support of Columbia Regional Program (CRP). This article offers suggestions on how educators can partner with parents to provide remote instruction for students Standards-Based Remote O&M Instruction

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