This presentation was part of a panel for the National Council of State Agencies for the Blind (NCSAB), April 25, 2007 in Bethesda, Maryland. The topic of the panel was "O&M Options." Panelists were asked to talk about "Structured Discovery Learning" vs. "Traditional O&M" ("traditional O&M" was considered to be mainstream O&M).

Panelists (in the order of presentation) included: James Omvig, Rehabilitation Consultant, National Federation of the Blind; Dona Sauerburger, COMS, Maryland; Maurice Peret, NOMC, O&M Specialist, Virginia Rehabilitation Center; Margaret Stroud, COMS, Supervisor for Independent Living Service and O&M Instructor, NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired; Matt Cornelius, COMS, O&M instructor, Services for the Blind, Connecticut; Ed Kunz, Director, Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center, Texas Blind, Texas; Melanie Brunson, Executive Director, American Council of the Blind; Dr. Fredric K Schroeder, NCSAB Policy Advisor, Virginia.

"Traditional" O&M in the Modern Environment: Hallmarks of a Quality O&M Program
Dona Sauerburger, COMS

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