Provides children with mild to serve physical disabilities opportunities for acquiring increased independence in functional sitting, standing, and walking skills to experience and gain mobility as well as a healthier and happier life.
Why? M.O.V.E. ® was developed by Linda Bidabe, special educator from Bakersfield, California and was born out of a need to improve the quality of life for children with physical disabilities.
What? M.O.V.E. ® is a research-based program shown to improve functional mobility skills and to empower children with physical disabilities to better direct their own lives. M.O.V.E. ® uses a family/person centered approach to develop mobility programs based upon current theory and research in education, psychology, biomechanics, and motor science.
Who? M.O.V.E. ® Helps Children with disabilities by:
Acquire increased independence in functional sitting, standing, and walking skills;
Learn and gain more mobility; and
Experience better health and enhanced personal dignity.
The Joseph Sams School is one of only 30-model sites within the continental United States for M.O.V.E. ® International. Seven JSS staff members are M.O.V.E. ® International Trainers and all teaching staff are trained as Basic Providers. For more information on M.O.V.E. ® click here.