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IC53: Seating the 'Unseatable'

Ever have the sinking feeling when you meet the client that you have absolutely no idea where to start? Every client presents with their own unique issues; some are physical, some are behavioural, some are environment related. A good outcome for a prescription takes all factors into consideration and strikes a balance to accommodate as many issues as possible. The core tenants of best practice in prescription of a seating and mobility system  are assessment, goal setting, matching client need to equipment parameters, evaluation and follow-up. Through the use of case studies, this session will highlight the best practice, problem-solving path as it applies to any client; those that appear straight-forward, complex or ‘unseatable’, whatever the reason.

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;



Stefanie Sukstorf Laurence, BSc.OT, OT
Motion Specialties
Toronto, Ontario

Stefanie Laurence is an Occupational Therapist who has been working with people with special needs of all ages in a variety of settings and roles for over 35 years. She is the Education Manager for Motion Specialties across Canada.

Brenlee Mogul-Rotman, OT
Permobil Canada
Aurora, Ontario

Brenlee is an occupational therapist and ATP/SMS and is currently the National Clinical Education Manager for Permobil Canada. Brenlee has a background in clinical work and owned a private practice in Toronto for the past many years. She has experience with a variety of clinical client populations and has worked in the past with various groups in product trials and clinical outcomes.  Brenlee started with Permobil Canada in September 2016.



    1. Arledge, S., Armstrong, W., et al (2011). RESNA Wheelchair Service Provision Guide. Arlington VA. Retrieved from
    2. Waugh, K. & Crane, B., (2013). A clinical application guide to standardize wheelchair seating measures of the body and seating support surfaces. Revised Edition. Denver, Colorado.
    3. Laurence, S., & Mogul-Rotman, B., (2012). The Mat Assessment - Getting the Information You Actually Need. Presentation at Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists Annual conference, Toronto, September 2012.

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