How to make your own Tactile Rubik’s Cube! Contributed by Kristen Sharpless, currently a Vision Rehab Master's student whose creative idea went viral!
After teaching my students the three characteristics of a good O&M landmark, it was time for them to identify on their own what can or can’t be a landmark. This lesson was a good way to make sure my students understood what landmarks are before going out into the community to look for real life landmarks.
This is a motivating activity that gets a student to practice using their monocular to scan for targets (paper friends) with a specific feature.
This activity takes place over two lessons within two grocery stores of your students choosing. Scanning, blur interpretation, monocular use, soliciting assistance, and room orientation patterns are just a few skills that can be incorporated into this lesson.
Getting a young student to be interested in scanning is easiest when they do not even know they are doing it.
It is the traditional Red Light, Green Light, but I was sneaky and incorporated as much O&M into the lesson as possible.
An O&M picture book can be used to increase a students independence with orientation when traveling a route by relying less on instructor prompts about which direction to go next.