Oct 03, 2023  
Graduate Catalog 2014-15 
Graduate Catalog 2014-15 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BLS 6020 - Gerontology in Orientation and Mobility and Rehabilitation Teaching

Elderly individuals who are visually impaired have specific rehabilitation needs that differ from those of younger people. This course is intended to provide students with discipline specific knowledge and adapted skills necessary to assist older persons who are blind or visually impaired meet their independent living and travel needs. The course begins with a brief overview of aging. Topics then include vision loss related to aging, assessment, hearing and vision screening, environmental evaluation and modification, and adaptation of independent living and travel techniques for people who are elderly.

Credits: 2 hours

Notes: Open to Graduate Students Only.

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