Considering a Practical Orientation and Mobility Framework to Design Communication Interventions for People With Visual Impairments, Deafblindness, and Multiple Disabilities Communication assessment and interventions for individuals with complex communication needs and concomitant vision loss are enhanced when individuals' movement and orientation needs are considered. This article includes practical suggestions, gleaned from researched interventions, for speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and educators to consider in consultation with Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists (COMS) ... Article
Article  |   December 18, 2017
Considering a Practical Orientation and Mobility Framework to Design Communication Interventions for People With Visual Impairments, Deafblindness, and Multiple Disabilities
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Amy T. Parker
    Department of Special Education, Portland State University, Portland, OR
  • Disclosures
    Disclosures ×
  • Financial: Amy T. Parker has no relevant financial interests to disclose.
    Financial: Amy T. Parker has no relevant financial interests to disclose.×
  • Nonfinancial: There are several findings shared where authors are properly credited.
    Nonfinancial: There are several findings shared where authors are properly credited.×
Article Information
Development / Augmentative & Alternative Communication / School-Based Settings / Professional Issues & Training / Normal Language Processing / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Part 3
Article   |   December 18, 2017
Considering a Practical Orientation and Mobility Framework to Design Communication Interventions for People With Visual Impairments, Deafblindness, and Multiple Disabilities
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, December 2017, Vol. 2, 89-97. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG12.89
History: Received May 7, 2017 , Revised August 28, 2017 , Accepted September 12, 2017
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, December 2017, Vol. 2, 89-97. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG12.89
History: Received May 7, 2017; Revised August 28, 2017; Accepted September 12, 2017

Communication assessment and interventions for individuals with complex communication needs and concomitant vision loss are enhanced when individuals' movement and orientation needs are considered. This article includes practical suggestions, gleaned from researched interventions, for speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and educators to consider in consultation with Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists (COMS) and other vision specialists. A framework is proposed to support SLPs and practitioners when developing intervention approaches with individuals who have visual impairments or deafblindness.

Order a Subscription
Pay Per View
All Perspectives articles & archives
24-hour access
This Article
24-hour access
We've Changed Our Publication Model...
The 19 individual SIG Perspectives publications have been relaunched as the new, all-in-one Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups.