Section 4: Teaching students to determine when there is a crossable gap in traffic
So far, we have talked about:
what is a Situation of Uncertainty and how to recognize it (Section 1);
teaching students to recognize Situations of Uncertainty (Section 2); and
what to do when you are in a Situation of Uncertainty (Section 3).
You'll be pleased to know that this section (Section 4) is NOT about Situations of Uncertainty!
It is about teaching students what to do when they are in SITUATIONS OF CONFIDENCE.
What do we do at crossings in a Situation of Confidence?
Well, since being in a Situation of Confidence means that we can hear and/or see the traffic well enough to figure out when there is a crossable gap in traffic, we go ahead and cross when there is a crossable gap, of course!
But wait -- that's assuming that we KNOW how to figure out when there is a crossable gap in traffic!
And THAT is what this Section is all about -- teaching students how to use their hearing and/or vision to figure out when there's a crossable gap in traffic at Situations of Confidence.
We will cover each of the following for crossing in Situations of Confidence:
Determining when it is "clear to cross"
Using vision (looking from side to side);
Determining when there is a crossable gap in traffic that you can see approaching (knowing it is slow/far enough to allow you time to cross);
Learning to make that determination when looking from side to side;
For students who have both functional vision and hearing:
Understand the advantages and disadvantages of each and how to use them;
Be able to choose which is best for each situation.
This sums up all that is covered in this Section.
As you read each page, please remember these are strategies only to be used when you are in Situations of Confidence.
For the Table of Contents for this section
click on "Section 4" at the TOP LEFT CORNER of each page.
Please note that the links inserted throughout the text are NOT necessary, they are meant only for those who want to know more.