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AMY SMITH
123 Main Street Atlanta, Georgia 30339
Home: (555) 555-1234, Cell: (555) 555-1235 asmith@sample~resume.com


Objective:   Seek the Position of Orientation Therapist

SUMMARY:   Exceptionally gifted, knowledgeable and resourceful Orientation Therapist with over six years experience in training blind and visually impaired clients in the techniques of daily living to maximize independence and personal adjustment.

Summary of Qualifications
  • Great knowledge of modern educational practices and principles as applied to teaching Grade One Braille, communications, personal management, home management, adapted activities of daily living and leisure time activities, and indoor and outdoor orientation and mobility.
  • Remarkable knowledge of methods of evaluating, diagnosing, and classifying learning abilities.
  • Profound knowledge of the principles of guidance, counseling, and psychology of the severely visually impaired or blind.
  • Solid knowledge of modern educational practices and teaching principles of orientation and mobility, including lesson planning and chaining.
  • Exceptional knowledge of the methods of assessing orientation skills, diagnosing learning styles and utilization of dog guide techniques.
  • Strong ability to plan a program of instruction and motivation of consumers to obtain the skills and information needed to reach their individualized goals.
  • In-depth ability to provide counseling.
  • Profound ability to evaluate and analyze data and situations accurately.
  • Remarkable ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with consumers and Family.
  • Sound ability to adapt training methods and tools to address individual consumer's independent living and orientation and mobility needs, including the application of various methods to accommodate developmentally disabled, juvenile, and older learners.
  • Exceptional ability to participate and assist in support group activities.

Professional Experience

St. Gabriel Specialist School, Minneapolis, MN
2002 - Present

Orientation and Mobility Therapist II
  • Train clients in awareness of physical environment through sense of smell, hearing and touch.
  • Teach clients personal skills, such as eating, grooming, dressing, and use of bathroom facilities.
  • Teach clients home management skills, such as cooking and coin and money identification.
  • Teach clients communication skills, such as use of telephone.
  • Teach clients to protect body, using hands and arms to detect obstacles.
  • Teach clients to read and write Braille.
  • Train clients to travel alone, with or without cane, through use of variety of actual or simulated travel situations and exercises.
  • Instruct clients in use of reading machines and common electrical devices, and in development of effective listening techniques.
  • Administer assessment tests to clients to determine present and required or desired orientation and mobility skills.
  • Instruct clients in arts, crafts, and recreational skills, such as macrame, leatherworking, sewing, ceramics, and piano playing.
  • Interview clients to obtain information concerning medical history, lifestyle, or other pertinent information.
  • Instruct clients in group activities, such as swimming, dancing, or playing modified sports activities.
  • Prepare progress report for use of rehabilitation team to evaluate clients' ability to perform varied activities essential to daily living.

St. Gabriel Specialist School, Minneapolis, MN
2000 - 2002

Orientation and Mobility Therapist I
  • Interviewed clients, analyzed client's lifestyle, and administered assessment tests to determine present and required or desired orientation and mobility skills.
  • Trained clients in awareness of physical environment through sense of smell, hearing, and touch, and to travel alone, with or without cane, through use of variety of actual or simulated travel situations and exercises.
  • Taught clients personal and home management skills, and communication skills, such as eating, grooming, dressing, coin and money identification, cooking, and use of telephone and bathroom facilities.
  • Taught clients to protect body, using hands and arms to detect obstacles.
  • Instructed clients in arts, crafts, and recreational skills, such as macrame, leatherworking, sewing, ceramics, and playing piano to improve sense of touch, coordination, and motor skills.
  • Taught clients to read and write Braille.
  • Instructed client in use of reading machines and common electrical devices, and in development of effective listening techniques.
  • Instructed clients in group activities, such as swimming, dancing, and playing modified sports activities to encourage and increase capacity for social participation and improve general health.
  • Prepared progress report to allow members of rehabilitation team to evaluate clients' ability to perform varied activities essential to daily living.

Education

Bachelor's Degree in Orientation and Mobility
University of New York (2000)




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