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Friday, August 06, 2010

O&M Family Booklet Software

Customize a family booklet about your student's O&M and connect with students' families in a whole new way! With O&M Family Booklet, let the software do the work—just type or select what you want the family to understand.

  • Input your contact information once and use it in other family booklets.
  • Introduce yourself to families in the style that fits best for each.
  • Invite contact and communication—with email, cell phone, or personal meetings.
  • Explain the meaning and importance of orientation and mobility skills for the student in your own words, with language provided by the software, or a combination of both.
  • Show the family the impact of the eye condition and visual functioning on the student's orientation and mobility with:
    • Eye conditions and definitions pull-down
    • Input fields for relevant functional vision information
    • Editable explanations of acuities, fields, visual fluctuations, glare sensitivity, and use of lenses and/or optical devices
  • Describe the student's O&M goals for the coming year, mark those skills the student has mastered and indicate those that he or she is working on.
  • Offer the family some general ideas about how they can foster the student's independence at home: you can use or edit those already in the software and you can add and save your own.
  • Choose specific activities that the family and student can do together—the software has suggestions from preschool to transition or add and save your own.
  • Let the software format and print.

Clip your booklet into a cover and send it on its way!

Minimum Requirements to Run
  • PC running Windows® 2000, XP, Vista®, or later
  • Microsoft Net Framework 2.0
  • Internet Explorer 5.01 or later (7.0 or later recommended)
  • CD-ROM drive
Catalog Number: D-03480-00

Digital Download:
Catalog Number: D-03480-ED
Click this link to purchase the O&M Family Booklet Software from APH.

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