[blindkid] O&M eval, FVA

Carol Castellano carol_castellano at verizon.net
Thu Apr 9 03:00:47 UTC 2009

Hi Marie,

Sounds exciting!  We usually recommend a cane height somewhere 
between the person's chin and the top of the ear.  I'd probably go 
with top of the ear, since Jack will be growing.

Do you know about Joe Cutter's book, Independent Movement and Travel 
in Blind Children?  It's a good one!  Here's the link to order:


At 03:49 PM 4/8/2009, you wrote:
>You know what's really interesting? We don't know when exactly 
>Jack's vision became so bad but now I think it might be why he took 
>soooooo long to walk independently. He loved his push toys and just 
>would not let go. He had this box that he pushed around everywhere! 
>Now that he walks independently I don't know if we could get him to 
>use a walker type thing again.
>I saw the free white can from NFB. Does anyone know what size I 
>should order? I'm thinking that maybe we'll get a cane and see how 
>he does with it.
>Any thoughts?
>Marie-more about Jack- www.allaccesspasstojack.blogspot.com
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