ISS 2017 Program


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IC27: Positioning the Head

IC27 Handout

This course will present strategies to support the head in wheelchair seating. Content will include causes of decreased head control, strategies to improve head control and provide posterior support as well as anterior options for those with no head control.


Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to;



Michelle L Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Access to Independence
Arvada, Colorado
United States

Michelle is an occupational therapist with 30 years of experience and has been in private practice, Access to Independence, for 10 years. She is a well-respected lecturer, both nationally and internationally and has authored 6 book chapters and over 200 articles. She is the editor of Fundamentals in Assistive Technology, 4th ed. and Clinical Editor of NRRTS Directions magazine. Michelle is a member of the Clinician Task Force.



    1. Field, D. A., & Roxborough, L. A. (2012). Validation of the relation between the type and amount of seating support provided and Level of Sitting Scale (LSS) scores for children with neuromotor disorders. Developmental neurorehabilitation, 15(3), 202-208.
    2. Lin, W., Pierce, A., Skalsky, A. J., & McDonald, C. M. (2012). Mobility-assistive technology in progressive neuromuscular disease. Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North America, 23(4), 885-894.
    3. Field, D., & Livingstone, R. (2013). Clinical tools that measure sitting posture, seated postural control or functional abilities in children with motor impairments: A systematic review. Clinical Rehabilitation, 27(11), 994-1004.

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