We were invited to present at the Southwest Orientation and Mobility Conference in Austin, Texas in early November. This conference is attended by several hundred Certified Orientation and Mobility specialists, known as COMS, to teach them new educational strategies, talk about the latest research trends and share ideas with each other.
We were introduced by Christopher Tabb, the Statewide Orientation and Mobility Consultant at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. He mentioned how many of the Blindfold Games are used by TVIs and COMs to teach skills such as directionality, fine motor control, listening, memory and sonificiation. We introduced our new company – ObjectiveEd.
ObjectiveEd provides Expanded Core Curriculum games for visually impaired students. Games are based on the goals & objectives of each student’s Individual Educational Plan, and store the student’s progress in a secure cloud, available for the teachers to monitor in a web-based dashboard.
The Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) is the body of knowledge and skills that are needed by students with visual impairments due to their unique disability-specific needs. Students with visual impairments need the expanded core curriculum in addition to the core academic curriculum of general education. The ECC should be used as a framework for assessing students, planning individual goals and providing instruction.
Thanks to Toni and Chris of TSVBI for arranging everything at the conference.