03-26-24 “Tailoring Pediatric Power Mobility Interventions for Exploratory, Operational, and Functional Learners” Lisa K. Kenyon, PT, DPT, PhD, PCS

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Date: 03-26-2024 at 4:00 pm ET

Credit: .1 CEU

Speakers: Lisa K. Kenyon, PT, DPT, PhD, PCS

Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Research has identified 3 different pediatric power mobility learner groups: exploratory, operational, and functional. While all children are in the exploratory power mobility learner group when they start to learn how to use a power mobility device, the speed at which a child learns ultimately determines their power mobility learner group. Some children progress quickly and rapidly enter the functional power mobility learner group, while others may remain in the exploratory or operational power mobility learner groups. This session focuses on using a child’s power mobility learner group to tailor power mobility interventions, thereby optimizing their learning, and maximizing outcomes.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Differentiate the characteristics of learners in each of the pediatric power mobility learner groups.
  • Develop an intervention plan to address the specific needs of children in each of the pediatric power mobility learner groups.
  • Discuss the use of dialogue in supporting children’s learning during pediatric power mobility intervention sessions.