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IC49: Custom Molded Seating: Back to the Basics

Custom molded seating offers simple solutions for common, frustrating problems.  Success is achieved with the development of a plan, assignment of roles and frequent re-assessment during the shape capture process, transfer of information and the use of an educated eye to insure that the seating goals have been met.  This session will simplify the "how-to's" of the custom molding process from the evaluation to the end.


Learning Objectives:

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



Jill M Sparacio, OTR/L, ATP/SMS, ABDA
Sparacio Consulting Services
Downers Grove, Illinois
United States

Jill is an OT in private practice with over 30 years experience.  She provides OT services to children and adults with intellectual disabilities and medical fragility specializing in seating and wheeled mobility.  Jill presents the clinical application of seating and wheeled mobility throughout North America and internationally.  She is a member of the Clinician Task Force and has been actively involved in funding and delivery issues on the state and national levels.



    1. Waugh, K. et al.  (2013). A Clinical Application Guide to Standardized Wheelchair Seating Measures of the Body and Seating Support Surfaces.  Denver, CO:  Assistive Technology Partners.
    2. Sparacio, J. (2014, May 12). Clinical Considerations of Custom Molded Seating. Lecture presented at Canadian Seating and Mobility Conference in Toronto, Ontario.
    3. Laurence, S. (2007).Custom Seating & Who, What, Where, When and Why Not.23rd International Seating Symposium.Retrieved from

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