While some clients require a power wheelchair to achieve independent mobility, not all will be able to use a standard joystick. Clients with paralysis, muscle weakness, increased muscle tone, and uncontrolled movements can often drive a power wheelchair successfully when matched to the most appropriate alternative driving method. This course will systematically explore various alternative driving methods, including specific features, to match these complex client needs. Case studies will be used throughout.
Course created on October 8, 2019
Course Type: Video
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.2 Advanced, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Intervention; CE Broker/2.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-746906; IACET/0.2; NBCOT PDUs/2.5 Advanced, Rehabilitation; RESNA/0.2 Advanced
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the difference between analog and digital control.
- After this course, participants will be able to list 3 different mini proportional joysticks and clinical indicators for each.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe clinical indicators for joystick placement at the hand vs. the chin.
- After this course, participants will be able to list 3 alternative non-proportional power wheelchairs.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe why a client may be unable to use proportional control.
- After this course, participants will be able to list driving methods and clinical indicators for each.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe mounting options for various non-proportional power wheelchair driving methods.
|5-60 Minutes||Proportional Driving Methods|
|60-115 Minutes||Digital Driving Methods|
|115-120 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Michelle is an occupational therapist with over 30 years of experience and has been in private practice, Access to Independence, for over 10 years. She is a well-respected lecturer, both nationally and internationally and has authored numerous texts, chapters, and articles. She is the co-editor of Seating and Wheeled Mobility: a clinical resource guide, editor of Fundamentals in Assistive Technology, 4th ed., NRRTS Continuing Education Curriculum Coordinator and Clinical Editor of NRRTS Directions magazine. Michelle is a RESNA Fellow and member of the Clinician Task Force. Michelle is a certified ATP, certified SMS and is a Senior Disability Analyst of the ABDA.
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