Journal of Special Education Research
Online ISSN : 2188-4838
Print ISSN : 2187-5014
ISSN-L : 2187-5014


Research Findings on Orientation and Mobility for Individuals Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision in The Japanese Journal of Special Education
Hiroki Kadowaki
ジャーナル フリー 早期公開

論文ID: 22-S006


This paper introduces the research findings on orientation and mobility (O&M) for individuals who are blind or have low vision based on papers published in The Japanese Journal of Special Education. Ten research papers were published on this topic in Volume 1 to Volume 60, including three original articles, three brief notes, two current topics, one report of practical research, and one research presentation abstract. This paper classifies the research papers into the following two categories: (1) research on O&M skills and (2) research on O&M instruction. This paper found that very few studies have been published in “The Japanese Journal of Special Education” on O&M for individuals who are blind or have low vision. However, the content of these studies covered spatial cognition, balance and walking, mobility aids, philosophy and content of O&M instruction, and practical contents. Therefore, developing the research area of O&M instruction further and utilizing research findings in educational practice are significant.

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