Power wheelchairs provide independent, functional mobility for people unable to efficiently self-propel any type of manual wheelchair. Power scooters and wheelchairs, as well as clinical indicators and features such as drive wheel configuration, power seating and alternative driving methods are discussed in this course to help prepare participants for the Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) exam.
Course created on July 5, 2023
- After this course, participants will be able to identify clinical indicators for scooters and power wheelchairs.
- After this course, participants will be able to list 3 types of power seating.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify 2 categories of power wheelchair alternative driving methods.
|5-15 Minutes||Power Mobility Devices Assessment; Power-operated vehicles (POVs)|
|15-35 Minutes||Power Wheelchair (PWC) Drive Wheel Configuration; Power Seating|
|35-55 Minutes||Driving Methods, Programming, Advanced Features, Pediatric Mobility|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
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 15 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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