Teaching the Use of a Long Cane Step by Step: Suggestions for Progressive, Methodical Instruction

Sauerburger, Dona; Bourquin, Eugene
April 2010
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness;Apr2010, Vol. 104 Issue 4, p203
Academic Journal
A fundamental part of the orientation and mobility curriculum is the acquisition and retention of skills in using a long cane automatically and proficiently to detect and negotiate obstacles and drop-offs. Using practitioners' experiences and the principles of learning theory, instructors can monitor students' advancement and adapt teaching strategies to optimize the results.


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