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Can Functional be FUN? Understanding Pediatric Manual Wheeled Mobility

Learn when it its time to help children transition to a manual or power wheelchair, and how the proper CRT and seating & positioning solutions can maximize their safety, independence, and health.

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Course Overview

This course will explore the equipment options for growing bodies and changing skills – all while keeping the child’s mobility goals at the forefront of the decision-making process.

1 Contact hour(s)

Onsite Live Lecture

Intermediate Level Course

Can Functional be FUN? Understanding Pediatric Manual Wheeled Mobility

What You Will Learn

By enrolling in this one-hour course, participants will better understand how complex rehabilitation technologies can provide improved health outcomes for children.

  • Understand Mobility and Development

    You'll learn the potential impact of using assistive technologies, such as wheelchairs, to promote improved mobility and, in turn, overall development and access to life.

  • Functional Ambulation vs Exercise

    Learn the key differences in functional ambulation versus exercise.

  • Pediatric Propulsion

    Learn how children can propel themselves in a healthful and non-destructive manner in order to navigate their world.

  • Shoulder Concerns

    You'll learn the 3 common shoulder girdle issues that can occur in relation to pediatric propellers.

Course Flow & Time Outline

Minutes Topic
5 Introduction, Overview, and Review Course Objectivess
10 Overcoming the ambulation at all costss
20 Implementation of pediatric manual wheeled mobility strategies s
20 Impact of propulsion on the pediatric bodys
5 Summary and Statement of communication with instructor for all questions and discussion pointss

Statement of Clinical Relevance

Content of the activity directly relates to the scope of practice of occupational and physical therapy as defined by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

Completion Requirements

In order to obtain CEU/CCU credits, participant must attend the entire course, sign in and out, and complete an on-line course assessment following completion of the course.

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0.1 AOTA CEU(s)

Contact Hours

1 Contact Hour(S)

Who is this program for?

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Occupational Therapy Assistants

  • Physical Therapists

  • Physical Therapist Assistants

  • Assistive Technology Professionals

  • Medical Suppliers & Providers

  • Complex Rehabilitation Professionals

AOTA Classification Code(s)

Category: OT Service Delivery



Instructional Method

Onsite Live Lecture, Discussion, Clinical Applications, and Demonstration

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