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The Drive for Function and Development: Alternative Drive Control Considerations with Early Power Mobility (1hrs/0.1 CEUs/1.0 CECs)

The Drive for Function and Development: Alternative Drive Control Considerations with Early Power Mobility (1hrs/0.1 CEUs/1.0 CECs)

Pride Learning Institute
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Purchase of this course will provide access to the recorded webinar version of the course below.

Course Code:  WEB0320h-5

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 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 alternative drive control devices, as well as the special considerations on early power mobility intervention. Potential assessment and training tools for pediatric power mobility will also be explored.

Learning Objectives:  

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

  • Differentiate the unique considerations that are involved when assessing children for the appropriate drive control device.
  • Distinguish 2 reasons why non-proportional drive inputs may be more appropriate than proportional inputs for the pediatric end user.
  • Apply 2 different methods for the assessment and training for potential early power mobility interventions

Pre-requisites:  Students should have basic understanding of power wheelchair controls including set up and programming


  • Hour 1
  • Introduction/Key Concepts
  • Considerations for Pediatric versus Adult End Users
  • Mobility Training Considerations
  • Supplemental Training Possibilities

Course Level:  Beginner / Review

Instructional Methods:  Lecture, Demonstration, Hands on Programming, Case Studies, Brainstorming

AOTA Classification Code:  Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation and Intervention

ADA: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact the Education Department (



Quantum Rehab/Pride Mobility Products Corp. has been approved as an Accredited Provider #1307743 (Valid through 2/28/26) by the International Association for Continuing Education & Training (IACET) 21670 Ridgetop Circle, Suite 170, Sterling, VA 20166: (703) 763-0705.


AOTA Authorized Provider #6865 (Valid through 12/30/23). AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.


This activity is approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2502011TX (Valid 2/28/25) and meets continuing education requirements for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant licensure renewal in Texas.  The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

CEU Disclaimer: It is the attendee’s responsibility to complete relevant documentation requirements to receive the qualified credit associated with this course. Failure to do so will result in an invalid certificate.