Credit: .1 CEU
Speaker Kathy Fisher, B.Sc.(OT)
Intermediate Level, Seating and Positioning, ATP/SMS Prep Content
Power wheelchair technology has developed to allow a personalized driving experience to maximize a client’s ongoing functional potential. For many clients a basic joystick is not sufficient to meet their needs in all environments due to limitations in strength, coordination, and fatigue. Many alternative driver controls exist but how do you as a clinician make the best recommendation? This session will highlight these innovations and will present the options based on assessment considerations.
Participants will be able to describe 5 assessment considerations in determining potential driver control access.
Participants will be able to list 5 programming parameters that effect the functioning and performance of proportional and non- proportional driver controls.
Participants will be able to list 3 statements illustrating the clinical rationale for selection of driver controls.