When evaluating a client for a power wheelchair, the client may not demonstrate readiness. Instead of giving up, pre-mobility training can be used to develop mobility concepts.
This course will present pre-mobility training strategies to develop readiness. Mobility training strategies optimize power wheelchair use and are presented in the context of a school day. Many students receive their first power wheelchair and bring this immediately to school where the wheelchair may be housed due to accessibility issues. This may leave the school team with the task of teaching the child to use the power wheelchair. Mobility training can be accomplished by pulling the student out of other activities, but can also be done as a part of the school day. Case examples will be presented.
This Seminar-on-demand is 2 contact hours in length (check your state approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
|State||Discipline||Approval Status||Provider Code||Expiration Date|
- Barriers to moving forward
- Determining Readiness
- Power Mobility Criteria
- Developing Motor Skills
- Developing Cognitive Concepts
- Cause and Effect Method #1
- Stop and go Method 1 & 2
- Directional concepts Methods
- Problem Solving Methods
- Case Studies
- Training Goals
- Mobility Concepts Training
- Stop and Go Concepts
- Directional Concepts
- Behavioral Issues
- Drive Wheel Configuration
- Training Tools
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on powered wheelchair functionally and strategies for the school aged child
- List 3 mobility concepts required to use a power wheelchair functionally.
- List 2 strategies to develop Directional and Problem Solving Concepts.
- Describe power wheelchair driver’s training strategies.
- Describe how programming optimizes power wheelchair driving.
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.
Contact Hours: 2
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapist Assistant
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Seminar-on-demand
Financial – Michelle Lange is employed by RESNA and receives a salary. She receives royalty payments from HomeCEUConnection.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.