With ALS, speaking, swallowing, breathing, and muscle weakness in the extremities and trunk are common and need to be assessed and considered when setting up the appropriate seating system that will optimize client functional independence and mobility throughout the progression of this disease. This population requires an advanced seating system and electronics that can change with the progression of the disease and meet the changing needs as one with ALS becomes progressively more dependent. There are many considerations and factors including driving/input method, mounting of driver controls, postural control, power positioning, programming, and environmental access & control. This course will provide hands-on practice as well as review of the latest insights and data from the industry and medical community, equipping you with the knowledge you need to confidently recommend seating and alternative drive control systems for clients with ALS.
2 Contact hour(s)
On-site or Live Stream Lecture
Intermediate Level Course
What You Will Learn
This workshop will review many of the considerations that must beexamined when recommending alternative controls. Hands on practice will be utilized to demonstrate the delicate interplay between alternative control access and complex seating systems.
Learn What to Examine
You'll learn the key questions, indicators, and examination items that help you recommend alternative drive controls for patients with ALS.
Get Hands-on Practice
Get first-hand experience with the tools and best practices you'll need to understand the connection between alternative drive control systems and complex seating systems for patients with ALS.
Understand Your Patients' Changing Needs
You'll learn how your patients' and clients' seating, positioning, and control needs will change over time as their ALS progresses.
Promote Better Health Outcomes
By learning the unique seating, positioning, and control needs of patients with ALS, you'll be in a strong position to help your patients or clients achieve improved health outcomes.
0.2 AOTA CEU(s)
2 Contact Hour(S)
Who is this program for?
Occupational Therapy Assistants
Physical Therapist Assistants
Assistive Technology Professionals
Medical Suppliers & Providers
Reimbursement & Billing Specialists
Complex Rehabilitation Professionals
AOTA Classification Code(s)
Category: OT Service Delivery
On-site Lecture or Live Stream Lecture, Discussion, Clinical Applications, and Demonstration
In Partnership with
Are you ready to improve your level of patient care and knowledge?
We believe that education is the first and most important step in helping qualified medical professionals elevate their care practice and provide better outcomes for their patients.