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RISK ASSESSMENT, SAFETY SUPERVISION AND LIABILITY FOR ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY

February 23, 2021 @ 1:00 pm 2:30 pm PST

Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqcumvpjgtHtbUve6nZiUvwE__rgKiuAZ6

Details: With the onset of pandemic conditions and a concerted focus on equitable services to learners regardless of barriers imposed by lack of teachers or where learners live, new strategies and methods for service delivery are popping up. Tele-service is finding its way into the mainstream educational and rehabilitation venues. While O&M instructor proximity to the learner for instruction and safety supervision in the traditional model has been a given, the use of technology or other assigned staff/parents are being trialed in place of instructor proximity. It is crucial for the O&M instructor to understand the potential added risk to the learner and instructor liability risks when using methods that are not yet researched and tested. “Risk Assessment” is a term used in the ACVREP Letter of Guidance (April 2020) yet to this point, a risk assessment protocol has not been developed.

Participants will:

  • Understand safety supervision as the keystone responsibility of O&M instructors and the many factors that play into decisions around it
  • Know how and why the Risk Assessment Matrix was created
  • Know how to use the Risk Assessment Matrix
  • Understand the basics of lawsuits involving negligence
  • Understand how the scope of practice influences liability
  • Know the potential risks of using synchronous technology in specific circumstances when providing remote or virtual instruction
  • Understand the training and supervision responsibilities of the O&M who is using an assistant per IDEA
  • Provide feedback and influence next steps for the field.

Presenters: Bill Koehler, M.Ed, COMS, TVI, Founder and President of Taking the Lead, LLC and Sarah Moreau, TVI, COMS, CLVT, owner Arctic Vision, LLC

CEUs: 1.5 ACVREP Credits will be provided at no charge for current CAOMS members, and at $23 for non-CAOMS members.

Participants interested in CEUs for this webinar should complete the CAOMS ACVREP CEU Registration Form via this LINK: https://forms.gle/VPFKMeynEXmgtCsDA

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