In this video, Laura Cleary, O&M teacher, shows the barrier technique.
This is usually the first body protection technique taught to a young child with visual impairment as it is relatively easy for them to manage. It offers good overall protection and also helps them to maintain a straight path when crossing an open space such as the corridors in school. It doesn’t help them to find a low object but will safely locate an open door.
- Starting with flat hands, one on top of the other with palms facing towards body, touch their tummy.
- Keeping hands vertical push outwards until positioned as of hugging a big beach ball.
- Elbows should remain slightly bent to cover body width.
- Hands must stay together for the “circle” to remain intact.
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