Seating and Mobility for the Pediatric Population

About the Course
This course, Seating and Mobility for the Pediatric Population, reviews specific positioning considerations when working with children. The presenter discusses how to determine if a child is positioned adequately in their current seating as well as alternative positioning options. The importance of early mobility provision and strategies to determine if a child is ready for a power mobility device are reviewed. If the child is not yet ready, specific strategies to develop those skills are presented. If a child is ready, the power mobility assessment process is addressed. A wide variety of alternative power wheelchair driving methods are covered along with clinical indicators. Finally, mobility training to optimize driving skills after equipment delivery is reviewed.

Learning Outcomes
  • Identify the importance of positioning in the pediatric population.
  • Recognize at least 2 pediatric-specific seating considerations.
  • Identify if a child is positioned adequately in their current seating system.
  • Recognize at least 3 alternative pediatric positioning systems.
  • Locate research that supports the importance of early mobility.
  • Identify strategies to determine if a child is ready for power mobility.
  • Identify strategies to develop readiness to use a power mobility device.
  • Identify assessment strategies used during a pediatric power mobility evaluation.
  • Identify 3 proportional and 3 non-proportional power wheelchair driving.

About the Author
Michelle is an occupational therapist with over 30 years of experience and has been in private practice, Access to Independence, for over 15 years. She is a well-respected lecturer, both nationally and internationally and has authored numerous texts, chapters, and articles. She is the co-editor of Seating and Wheeled Mobility: a clinical resource guide, editor of Fundamentals in Assistive Technology, 4th ed., NRRTS Continuing Education Curriculum Coordinator and Clinical Editor of NRRTS Directions magazine. Michelle is a RESNA Fellow and member of the Clinician Task Force. Michelle is a certified ATP, certified SMS and is a Senior Disability Analyst of the ABDA.

How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 70% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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