0.4 AOTA CEUs/4 Contact Hours
Target Audience: Licensed/Certified Medical Professional (i.e. PT, OT), Rehab Professional (ATP, SMS, CRTS)
Course Materials/Equipment: Any course material/equipment will be provided to you onsite.
Course Description: There are many considerations to make when assessing an individual for power mobility use. The decisions made will impact not only the individual’s mobility, but also how they reposition themselves, interact socially, and access their environment. There are many options for drive controls on the market today, so how does the assistive technology professional choose a device when the standard joystick is not an option? This course is designed to introduce the participants to the wide array of specialty controls available on the market and provide insight on the clinical decision-making process of drive control choice. The course will include case studies and a hands-on component for participants to assess the various alternative drive control options.
At the conclusion of the course the participant will be able to:
- Apply the hierarchy of drive controls to the selection of power wheelchair drive controls.
- Discuss 2 options for controlling power seating functions when utilizing proportional and non-proportional control devices
- Explain 2 programming features available for proportional drive controls that can increase independence and maximize function.
- Explain 2 programming features available for non-proportional drive controls that can increase independence and maximize function.
Pre-requisites: Students should have basic understanding of power wheelchair controls including set up and programming
- Hour 1
- Introduction/Key Concepts
- Hierarchy of Proportional Control Options
- Mounting Options
- Programming for Proportional Controls
- Hour 2
- Programming Options continued
- Hierarchy of Non-Proportional Control Options
- Mounting Options
- Hour 3
- Programming for Non-Proportional Controls
- Introduction of Case Studies and Exhibit hall activity
- Case Study/Exhibit hall activity
- Hour 4
- Case Study /Exhibit hall activity continued
- Presentation of Case Studies
Course Level: Intermediate
Instructional Methods: Lecture, Demonstration, Case Studies, Brainstorming,
AOTA Classification Code: Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation