Contributed by: Abby Naska, Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist
This could be a supplement to a basic cane lesson for younger kids with low vision who enjoy books.
Appropriate for ages PreK-2
My Cane: A Social Story
I am learning how to use my cane. It is important to use it correctly. When I am walking, my cane can help me to stay safe.
The grip is the part that I hold on to. The tip is the part that touches the floor.
When I am walking I need to keep my cane in front of my body. I hold on to the grip. I keep the tip on the floor.
When I keep my cane in front of my body, it can help me find things that I can’t see. It can help me to know when there are steps, and it can help me to not trip over things.
When I go down the stairs, I hold my cane in front of me.
When I go up the stairs, the tip of my cane taps each step.
When I walk outside with my cane, it can help drivers to see me better. If drivers can see me, I can be safer outside.
Using my cane helps me to be safer and independent.
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