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Providing power and mobility to toddlers and infants around the world

Paleg, Ginny/G, Livingstone, Rosalind/R, Rodby-Bousquet, Elisabet/E and Casey, Jackie/J (2015) Providing power and mobility to toddlers and infants around the world. In: International Seating Symposium, Nashville, USA. ISS: Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, Continuing Education. 2 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

This workshop will introduce power mobility use with infants, toddlers and preschool children and highlight the benefits and challenges of using power mobility at an early age. The presenters have been involved in publishing three recent articles on use of power mobility with children including an opinion paper, a systematic review of outcomes and a clinical practice considerations paper. Information from these publications will be shared and the evidence supporting the early introduction of power mobility and its impact on children’s development and participation will be highlighted. This will be followed by clinical examples demonstrating the use of different kinds of power mobility devices within different clinical practice settings and different countries around the world. The presenters will highlight their own experiences as well as the experiences of others and will share relevant and practical resources to assist clinicians in educating families and other therapists in the benefits of introducing power mobility with young children.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Other)
Keywords:paediatric; power mobility; wheelchairs
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Centre for Health and Rehabilitation Technologies
Institute of Nursing and Health Research
ID Code:31685
Deposited By: Mrs Jacqueline Casey
Deposited On:27 May 2015 11:23
Last Modified:27 May 2015 11:23

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