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IC37: School of Power Mobility: Tips for Teaching Power Mobility Skills

Are you searching for exciting yet effective strategies for teaching power mobility skills? If so, then you need to be at this presentation! During this session you will learn tips and tricks for creating a successful power mobility training program including considerations for setting-up the environment, communication techniques, ideas for developing skills while the client is not in a power wheelchair, and activities for power mobility training sessions while the client is “behind the wheel.”

This session is supported by a company with reported interest in the sale of Assistive Technology products. The content has been reviewed by ISS personnel and determined to be appropriate for continuing education purposes.

 

Learning Objectives:

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

 

Faculty:

Angie Kiger, MEd, CTRS, ATP/SMS
Sunrise Medical
Boulder, CO
United States

Angie earned a Master of Education degree in Assistive Technology (AT) from George Mason University. She has specialized in AT for over 15 years working with infants, children, and adults in hospital, school, and private practice settings. She has served as an adjunct instructor at George Mason University and presented at numerous conferences throughout North America and abroad. Currently she is the Clinical Strategy and Education Manager for Sunrise Medical.

Robin Skolsky, MSPT, ATP
The Shepherd Center
Atlanta, GA

 

References:

    1. Livingstone, R., & Paleg, G. (2013). Practice considerations for the introduction and use of power mobility for children. Dev Med Child Neurol Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 56(3), 210-221.
    2. Jones, M. A., Mcewen, I. R., & Neas, B. R. (2012). Effects of Power Wheelchairs on the Development and Function of Young Children With Severe Motor Impairments. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 24(2), 131-140.
    3. Cook, A. & Polgar, J. Eds. (2013) Assistive Technology: Principles and Practice, 4th Edition, 4th ed. Mosby Elsevier.

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