I was having my case study presentation for orientation and mobility clinical placement earlier today .. ( felt more like VIVA because we were called to present one by one. hoho!) Thank God! Everything went well. Amen! :)
So, roughly about my case study. A client diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa.Typically, the clinical presentations would be loss of night vision and peripheral vision (tunnel vision). Imagine, putting your fist with just a slight little hole in between the thumb and index finger, in front of your eye. That's what, a tunnel vision is.
So, my intervention plan was to introduce the o & m techniques that includes the use of white cane, for the client to be able to move around safely and independently. Then, here comes the Q & A part. I was asked, what are other methods besides cane for the client to travel safely and independently.
Okay, honestly, I'm not quite sure what is/ are the method besides cane.
But, I did heard this, before - The use of pet or animal as a guide. Dog or monkey, somewhere in Western country lah.But contrary to our culture and religion here in Malaysia, dog is not the appropriate choice 'though.
Well, I guess no harm in trying to answer a question that I, myself not sure of the exact answer.
I think, I did actually answer it right. Ho Ho. Hopefully la.
Because then, my lecturer told me about this pet called miniature horses. This is my first time hearing this miniature-horses word. I couldn't imagine what, exactly , it look like. Maybe, a horse with the size of a dog? Perhaps. (Don't blame me for my innocent thoughts, in fact, I'm innocent, kan? He He)
I couldn't help myself but to share this miniature horses, here in my inside-story once I found them on Google.
|this is the miniature horse! comel isn't it ? I feel like wanna have one. hoho.|
|see the size?? hoho. Kuda serama kan? hehe|
I've read one testimonial about this horse. More of like his experience. Miniature horse is way better than dog; they lived longer, about 30-40 years like that...behave much better and a loyal companion..
Interesting, right? Ho Ho.
Maybe, other pet animal that suitable to be use as a guide here in Malaysia since we don't have this kind of horse.
Goat, cat? Anything else?
He He. Have a nice day, guys! :)