Ready to Play: Positioning to Facilitate Active Participation for Young Children with Physical Disabilities


Date: 12/7/22

Credit: .1 CEU

Speaker: Angie Kiger, M.Ed., CTRS, ATP/SMS

Intermediate Leve, Seating and Positioning, ATP/SMS Prep Content



A day in the life of a young child typically includes pre-school, playdates with friends, mealtime with family, bath time, etc. Having the opportunity experience the quintessential aspects of childhood is vital for every child’s overall growth and development. However, making those everyday experiences happen for a child with physical disabilities can be difficult.

During this one-hour session, common obstacles young children with physical disabilities may experience when it comes to being able to participate, the potential negative impacts of not participating, and strategies to facilitate activity participation will be discussed. Are you ready to help children play?

Angie Kiger, M.Ed., CTRS, ATP/SMS  earned a Master of Education degree in Assistive Technology from George Mason University. Throughout her 20 years of experience, Angie has worked with infants, children, and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings to provide the most appropriate assistive technology and complex rehab technology equipment. In addition to working as a clinician, Angie has served as an adjunct instructor and presented at hundreds industry conferences in the US and abroad. She has authored numerous articles and is a member of The Clinician Task Force.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will be able to list three reasons why providing young children with physical disabilities with equipment to facilitate active participation is important for overall growth and development.

Participants will be able to explain three strategies for implementing at least two pieces of positioning and/or mobility equipment into a young child’s daily routine.

Participants will be able to list both clinical and functional benefits of three different pieces of positioning and/or mobility equipment for young children.