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Pediatric Mobility Perspective: Power Mobility Considerations for those with SMA (1hr/0.1 CEUs/1.0 CECs)

Pediatric Mobility Perspective: Power Mobility Considerations for those with SMA (1hr/0.1 CEUs/1.0 CECs)

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Course Code:  DIA0523h-1

0.1 AOTA CEUs/1 Contact Hours

Target Audience:  Licensed/Certified Medical Professional (i.e. PT, OT), Rehab Professional (ATP, SMS, CRTS)

Course Description:   Assessing an end user for power mobility can be an intimidating task. Decisions that are made will have an impact on the individual’s quality of life, functional mobility, physical well-being, and social interactions. This task can seem even more daunting when it comes to the pediatric end user. Children have the natural desire to move, explore, and learn. Research has shown that there is a strong correlation between self-initiated mobility and the development of visual, cognitive, social, language, and perceptual skills. This course will discuss the characteristics and decision-making process for children with Spinal muscle atrophy, as well as the special considerations on early power mobility intervention. Current and relevant research will be discussed as it relates to assessment, timing, and outcomes when early power mobility is recommended and prescribed for those that demonstrate the needs.

Learning Objectives:  

At the conclusion of the course the participant will be able to:

  1. Recall the ‘6 focus areas in the ‘F-word’ Pediatric framework supporting client centered focus for return to activities of daily living while applying it to mobility.
  2. Distinguish 2 unique considerations involved in the mobility assessment process as it relates to children with SMA.
  3. Identify 2 positive outcomes supported in the literature for early mobility intervention for children with SMA.


Pre-requisites:  General knowledge of mobility algorithm and diagnosis of SMA


Hour 1

  • Introduction,
  • Review of foundational frameworks in function for pediatric mobility,
  • Literature review of early power mobility considerations and outcomes for those with SMA
  • Power Mobility Case Study Review and Parent Feedback


Course Level:   Intermediate

Instructional Methods:  Lecture, Discussion

AOTA Classification Code:  OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge

Quantum Rehab/Pride Mobility Products Corporation is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 7278. This live course is offered at 0.1 CEUs (intermediate, OT Service Delivery).  The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.


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Disclosure Statement:  This course is for educational purposes and is based on outside peer-reviewed research. No specific product will be promoted or sold.