This course will present the importance of early mobility, specifically the use of power wheelchairs with very young children. The course will review key developmental areas that are proven through research to improve through independent mobility. Specific developmental areas that will be addressed include motor, intellectual, psychosocial and vision
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- Barriers to early mobility provision, typical early mobility development, impact on behavior, learning, emotional and visual development, socialization
- Enhanced independence, participation, impact on future motor development, funding issues, exercise
- Independence, overall development, prognosis
- Appropriate supervision and mobility training, equipment loans, funding, augmented mobility
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on powered wheelchair functionally and strategies for the school aged child
- Describe the developmental impact of early mobility for children with little or no movement
- Describe the developmental impact of early mobility for children with inefficient movement
- Describe the developmental impact of early mobility for children with specific medical conditions limiting mobility
- Describe the developmental impact of early mobility for children with severe intellectual and/or sensory impairments.
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Contact Hours: 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
Financial: Michelle Lange is employed by RESNA and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU.com for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial – No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.
Cancellation Policy: For activity cancellation, returns, or complaint resolution, please contact Anne Osborn by email Anne@HomeCEU or by phone at 1.800.55.4CEUS (2387). We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Refunds will be issued for courses that have not been completed (exam not taken), or for any course that has been rejected by your board of approval. Webinar attendance must be canceled 24 hours before the scheduled start time.