Wheelchair Seating And Positioning: Back To The Basics CEU Courses for OTs

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Seating for Special Populations: Pediatric, Geriatric, Bariatric, and Degenerative
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #2300 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will apply the seating information addressed in the previous courses to specific populations. Seating interventions differ when dealing with pediatric, geriatric or bariatric clients or when evaluating a client who has a degenerative condition. Case studies will be used.

Seating: Matching Client Needs to Products
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #2299 Level: Introductory1 Hour
Once the wheelchair seating assessment has been completed and seating interventions considered, it is time to match specific client needs to product interventions. This course will present various categories of seating systems. Seating systems, whether linear, contoured or molded, are comprised of primary support surfaces, secondary support components and materials.

This course is part of the "Wheelchair Seating Back To The Basics Virtual Conference".

Seating Interventions
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #2295 Level: Introductory2 Hours
The wheelchair seating assessment determines client specific needs and the mat exam identifies the desired seated posture. A variety of factors must be considered before matching the client to product interventions. This course will address those considerations, including pressure distribution and relief, angles of support and specific strategies used to address common positioning challenges.

Wheelchair Seating Assessment
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #2294 Level: Introductory1 Hour
Occupational and physical therapists are often key members of the wheelchair seating evaluation team. Seating assessment includes evaluation of current posture and equipment, a mat examination and equipment recommendations. This course will review this assessment process.

An Overview of Electronic Aids to Daily Living
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #2320 Level: Introductory1 Hour
Electronic Aids to Daily Living (EADLs) provide an alternative means of controlling devices in the home environment such as audiovisual equipment, lights, power door openers, telephones and hospital beds. This course will describe some of the current device options, including access methods and other features. This assistive technology can increase independence and safety in the home.

Tablet applications
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #2318 Level: Introductory1 Hour
Tablets are a hot item and are being used more and more with clients who have physical, verbal or cognitive limitations. New Apps are coming out all the time, but this course will present some that are being used with clients who have autism, are non-verbal, or have cognitive limitations. These Apps can increase participation, education, communication, recreation and independence.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication - The Role of the Occupational Therapist
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #2319 Level: Introductory1 Hour
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) provides communication for clients who are non-verbal or difficult to understand. Clients using this technology are often evaluated by a Speech Language Pathologist who specializes in this area. The Occupational Therapy Practitioner is often a part of the evaluation as well, specifically addressing access, device placement and mounting.

Durable Medical Equipment
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #2316 Level: Introductory1 Hour
Clients who use wheelchair seating and mobility equipment often have other durable medical equipment (DME) needs, as well. Durable medical equipment is often used to assist activities of daily living and so clinicians are an active participant in selecting the appropriate equipment for a client’s needs. This course will address bath/shower equipment, toileting equipment, patient lifts and adaptive car seats.

Overview of Computer and Tablet Access
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #2317 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will present a hierarchy of computer and tablet access options for clients unable to use a standard access. Access assessment requires analysis of physical access, vision, cognition and functional applications. Alternative keyboards and mice will be presented, as well as other alternative access options.

Manual Mobility for Self-Propulsion
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #2314 Level: Introductory1 Hour
Most manual wheelchairs are designed for self-propulsion. A number of categories are available, however, including Standard, Standard Hemi, Lightweight, Ultra Lightweight, Pediatric, Bariatric and specialty frames. This course will systematically explore each category with clinical indicators, as well as optimal frame configuration to increase propulsion efficiency and reduce risk of repetitive stress injury.