Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Matthias' Journey into the World of Echolocation

Through one of my acquaintances at World Access for the Blind, I recently found this new blog from the mother of a blind child named Matthias.  Matthias is 4 years old and completely blind and he has recently been introduced to echolocation by taking a 4-day workshop with Justin from World Access.  This article on the blog explains the experience of having Justin to the house and how receptive Matthias was to the training..  It's quite humorous and well written.  I would suggest that everyone interested in echolocation training for children subscribe to this blog because there is sure to be more interesting insights coming from it as Matthias improves his skill.

His mother (after reading several posts I still can't figure out her name; it might just be "I") also has a YouTube channel with great videos of Matthias learning echolocation by playing simple games.  One of those videos is here:

I love seeing young kids like Matthias learn echolocation (whether they resist learning at first or not) because I'm sure it will change his life for the better.  Per the blog post here entitled "Echolocation... because our son is smarter than a bat", Matthias has already begun to increase his walking speed which was troubling him, so that he can better keep up with his friends and play games.

Way to go Matthias!  Keep up the good work!

Free 10-Minute Audio Lesson: Learn the Echolocation Click

Learn echolocation clicks with a free audio lesson
Learning how to click is one of the first steps to becoming an effective echoloator. This lesson provides clicking samples of a variety of different clicks and descriptions of when they might be most useful. This lesson has been used by O&M instructors all over the world.

Despite popular belief, it's easy to make your clicking quite subtle or unnoticeable even in quiet settings. There are many different clicks for different situations. I explain all of these in great detail and give examples of where, why and when they can and should be used.

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