Discovering Independence: Standard & Alternative Input Drive Controls

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612-SUN006*10/13/2020-VC

Independence through power mobility can be life changing for a client with physical disabilities. From standard joysticks, proportional head arrays, to proximity switches there are numerous types of input devices an individual can use to drive a power wheelchair. However, selecting the drive control is only one piece of solving the drive control mystery. Determining the best place to mount a drive control device and the equipment needed to make that happen can be challenging. During this two hour seminar participants be introduced to a variety of equipment, adaptations, and concepts that may improve their clients’ level of success with finding greater independence through power mobility.
Target Audience: OTs, OTAs, PTs, PTAs, ATPs, CRT suppliers

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Course Description: Independence through power mobility can be life changing for a client with physical disabilities. From standard joysticks, proportional head arrays, to proximity switches there are numerous types of input devices an individual can use to drive a power wheelchair. However, selecting the drive control is only one piece of solving the drive control mystery. Determining the best place to mount a drive control device and the equipment needed to make that happen can be challenging. During this two hour seminar participants be introduced to a variety of equipment, adaptations, and concepts that may improve their clients’ level of success with finding greater independence through power mobility.
Agenda Outline:
15 minutes - Power Mobility & Access Considerations
20 minutes - Electronics & Programming
30 minutes - Joystick Options & Adaptations
40 minutes - Types of Switches & Mounting
15 minutes - Additional Considerations & Wrap-up
Target Audience: OTs, OTAs, PTs, PTAs, ATPs, CRT suppliers

Objectives:
1. Define proportional drive and non-proportional drive as it relates to driving power wheelchairs.
2. Identify three ways to adapt a standard joystick to assist a client with limited fine motor skills with independent drive access.
3. Articulate three on-board programming changes that could improve a user’s success in driving a power wheelchair.
4. List five types of alternative drive controls and the clinical application of each device.

CEU Requirements:
1) Sign in before the class begins
2) Be present for at least 90% of the class
3) Complete quiz with a minimum 80% passing score
4) Complete evaluation
This program is presented to you in partnership with VGM Education. VGM Education is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue IACET CEU.

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