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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) SPEVI member discounts for NextSense Institute professional learning program: Including Children with Vision Impairments in Physical Activity: This course will provide the participants with an overview of the strengths of children and adolescents with vision impairments and deafblindness related to motor skills and physical activity. SPEVI Price: $175 Sensory Efficiency Training…

Continue Reading Blog Post; July 2022

COMS: Please support the O&M profession by taking the beta COMS exam Please read this important message from the ACVREP President on how you can shape the future of the COMS exam and how participating in the beta exam can contribute to your COMS recertification.   Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Some great CPD courses to keep…

Continue Reading Blog Post; June 2022

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) CPD courses to keep your practice up-to-date: The CVI practice framework: An approach for working with children who have a cerebral visual impairment in an education or habilitation/rehabilitation context (5 points) – starts 29 April 2022 Blind and Low Vision Masterclass Services 2022 Topic 1 – Assistive Technology Trials and Recommendations (1…

Continue Reading Blog Post; April 2022

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) If you’re looking for CPD opportunities, you’ll be excited to learn that in 2022, the OMAA Professional Development Committee has partnered with NextSense to provide you with the following new and engaging courses: Including Children with Vision Impairments in Physical Activity (6 points) – starts 25 February 2022 Sensory Efficiency Training (4 points) – starts…

Continue Reading Blog Post; March 2022

Communities of Practice Meeting – COMS If becoming a Certified O&M Specialist (COMS) is one of your 2022 goals, you can listen to the full recording of the OMAA Community of Practice meeting about COMS and the certification process, held in November 2021. Thanks to all who shared their knowledge!   Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Upcoming Conferences…

Continue Reading Blog Post; January 2022

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Upcoming Conferences and CPD opportunities: International O&M Online Symposium: 26-28 January, 2022. Read more at the IOMOS website. 11th National Deafblind Conference: 30 June – 1 July, 2022, in Perth, Western Australia. Read more at the conference website. The OMAA Online Symposium: hosted two weeks ago, the symposium was a wonderfully…

Continue Reading Blog Post; October 2021