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Clinical Considerations for Alternative Drive Controls

Learn how to determine the right alternative drive controls for your patient or client that cannot use a traditional joystick for their assistive technologies.

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Course Overview

There are many considerations and factors including driving/input method, mounting of driver controls, postural control, power positioning, programming, and environmental access/control. This workshop will review many of the considerations that must be examined when recommending alternative controls. Case specific examples will be utilized to elucidate the often-delicate interplay between alternative control access and complex seating system needs.

1 Contact hour(s)

On-site or Live Stream Lecture

Intermediate Level Course

Clinical Considerations for Alternative Drive Controls

What You Will Learn

Through this course, participants will accomplish the following:

  • Proper Examination & Consideration

    Learn which considerations and factors must be weighed and examined when recommending alternative drive controls.

  • Learn the Right Balance

    We'll dive into the research to examine the delicate interplay between alternative drive controls and complex seating & positioning needs.

  • Understand the Outcomes

    Learn how the right recommendation and selection of alternative drive controls can impact a patient or client's overall health outcomes.


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

Sychronous Live, On-site Lecture or Live Stream Lecture, Discussion, Clinical Applications, and Demonstration

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