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Recommended Readings & Websites for Parents

1) A Good Orientation and Mobility Program in the Public Schools, by Denise Mackenstadt, NOMC, http://www.nfb.org/images/nfb/Publications/fr/fr27/2/fr270210.htm

2) Cane Travel and Independence, Future Reflections, Volume 27, Number 2, http://www.nfb.org/images/nfb/Publications/fr/fr27/2/fr2702tc.htm


3) Cane Travel and Young Students, Excerpts from Handbook for Itinerant and Resource Teachers of Blind and Visually Impaired Students by Doris M. Willoughby and Sharon L. M. Duffy, http://www.nfb.org/images/nfb/Publications/fr/fr11/Issue4/f110405.htm


4) Care and Feeding of the Long White Cane: Instructions in Cane Travel for Blind People, by Thomas Bickford, http://www.nfb.org/images/nfb/Publications/fr/fr15/Issue1/f1501tc2.html


5) Common Questions about Canes and Cane Travel, What Can the Cane Do for My Child?, by Joseph Cutter, COMS, http://www.nfb.org/images/nfb/Publications/fr/fr27/2/fr270213.htm

6) Growing up with Independence: A Blind Child’s Use of the White Cane, by Fredric K. Schroeder, Ph.D, NOMC,


7) How to Make an O&M Snowman:  By Merry-Noel Chamberlain, MA, NOMCT,


8) Independent Movement and Travel in Blind Children: A Promotion Model, Information Age Publishing, PO Box 4967,  Greenwich, Connecticut 06831, (203) 661-7602, http://www.infoagepub.com/index.php


9) I'm Partially Sighted, and I Use a White Cane, by Peggy Chong, http://www.nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/fr/fr19/fr05si20.htm


10) Info Packet on O&M by the National Federation of the Blind, http://www.nfb.org/nfb/Info_Packet_Cane_Travel.asp?SnID=2


11) Parents: Blind Children’s First Mobility Teachers, by Joe Cutter, COMS, http://nfb.org/legacy/fr/fr14/fr04se13.htm


12) Rights, Roles, and Responsibilities in the Orientation and Mobility Process, By Joe Cutter, COMS, http://nfb.org/legacy/fr/fr4/FRCV0109.HTM


13) Soaring Through Fear, by Merry-Noel Chamberlain, MA, NOMCT, http://www.nfb.org/Images/nfb/Publications/fr/fr22/fr06sum14.htm


14)  Structured Discovery in Cane Travel Constructivism in Action, by Matthew Maurer, Dr. Edward Bell, NOMCT, Eric Woods and Roland Allen, NOMCT, http://www.nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/bm/bm07/bm0704/bm070405.htm


15)  Techniques Used by Blind Cane Travel Instructors, A Practical Approach:  Learning, Teaching Believing, by Maria Morais, Paul Lorenson, Roland Allen, Edward C. Bell, Ph.D., Arlene Hill, and Eric Woods, http://www.nfb.org


16)  The Promotion Model, by Joseph Cutter, COMS, http://www.nfb.org/images/nfb/Publications/fr/fr27/2/fr270217.htm


17)  The Teaching Cane, by Mary Jo Thorpe, NOMC, http://www.nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/fr/fr25/fr07spr10.htm