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Hierarchy of Power Wheelchair Drive Controls: Maximizing Access and Independence

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Friday, October 1, 2021
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
New Jersey Convention Center
97 Sunfield Ave.
Edison, NJ 08837
Junior ballroom, 1st floor (few steps from the entrance)

Credits: 0.4 CEU
Level: Intermediate

This complimentary course requires registration at Abilities Expo in addition to registration with Pride Mobility / Quantum Rehab. Space is limited and seats are reserved on a first come, first serve basis.

Students should have a basic understanding of power wheelchair controls, including setup and programming.

Target Audience:
Licensed/Certified Medical Professional (i.e. PT, OT), Rehab Professional (ATP, SMS, CRTS)

Course Description: 
There are many considerations to make when assessing an individual for power mobility use. The decisions made will impact not only the individual's mobility, but also how they reposition themselves, interact socially, and access their environment.

There are many options for drive controls on the market today, so how does the assistive technology professional choose a device when the standard joystick is not an option?

This course is designed to introduce the participants to the wide array of specialty controls available on the market and provide insight on the clinical decisionmaking process of drive control choice. The course will include case studies and a hands-on component for participants to assess the various alternative drive control options.

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Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Apply the hierarchy of drive controls to the selection of power wheelchair drive controls.
  • Discuss 2 options for controlling power seating functions when utilizing proportional and non-proportional control devices.
  • Explain 2 programming features available for proportional drive controls that can increase independence and maximize function.
  • Explain 2 programming features available for non-proportional drive controls that can increase independence and maximize function.

Presented by: Jay Doherty, OTR, ATP/SMS, Quantum Rehab
Jay has 26 years of experience working in the assistive technology field with a concentration in complex rehab technology. As the director of clinical education at Quantum Rehab, Jay presents nationally and internationally on seating and wheeled mobility, focusing on evaluation and application of available technologies.

Before joining Quantum, Jay worked in both rehabilitation and assistive technology settings. His expertise ranges from pediatrics to adults. His presentations reflect a strong emphasis on different technology interventions. Jay currently sits on the Mobility Management Editorial Board and holds his ATP and SMS certifications from RESNA.

Intermediate Instructional Methods:  
• Lecture with PowerPoint
• Demonstration
• Case Studies
• Brainstorming

AOTA Classification Code:  
Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation

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