Leavens Vision Loss Rehabilitation (LVLR) is here to support people with vision loss. We are dedicated to helping you build independence.
You may want to learn to accommodate for a decrease in vision, revisit skills you may have not used in a while, have your child assessed by an alternate professional or learn a new route.
LVLR connects people who have vision loss with specially trained professionals to help them attain their goals. Most of society never encounter a diagnosis of vision loss so when it happens it is not unusual to feel lost or confused as to what the future might hold. Learning to accommodate for vision loss is what we are all about.
Services to enhance independence:
This 20 hour course will teach concepts of Orientation and Mobility for safe movement of people with visual impairments. Orientation refers to the thinking processes that a visually impaired person will use to understand where they are and decide how to get where they want. Mobility refers to the techniques a visually impaired person will use to safely navigate to where they want to go.
You will gain experience using the O & M techniques taught in the course such as Human Guide, protective techniques, stair travel and cane use. Instruction will include supports for children, adults and those with additional disabilities.
Participants of this course could be parents, family members, educational staff, staff of nursing homes or other medical facilities where supporting those with vision loss with dignity and encouraging independent, safe movement is valued.
Prerequisites: None. A willingness to work in close proximity with others.
This is a pass/fail course. Pass will be assessed through: active participation in classroom sessions, completion of assignments, demonstration of understanding of concepts and techniques presented in this course. A certificate of completion will be given to each successful participant.
When: July 3, 4, 5, 6 2023. 9:00-3:00 (breaks will be provided)
Where: Father Bauer Arena
2424 University Drive N.W Calgary, Alberta
All class materials will be supplied. Participants should wear comfortable clothes for both indoor and outdoor activities.
Registration: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Fee: $900 payable via e-transfer at registration.
Instructor: Angela Leavens is a Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist and has worked professionally with people with visual impairments for over 19 years.