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Michelle Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS will present. Many clients requiring a power wheelchair for independent mobility are unable to use any form of proportional control. Non-proportional or digital driving methods use 1-5 switches. Individual mechanical or electrical switches can be combined or obtained in a pre-configured array. This webinar will address how to determine where to place switches and which type(s) to use to optimize driving control. Case studies will be included.
Learning Outcomes for this course:
The participant will be able to describe the differences between proportional and non-proportional driving methods.
The participant will be able to list 3 potential switch placements and clinical indicators for each.
The participant will be able to list 3 switch types and clinical indicators for each.
Michelle is an occupational therapist with 30 years of experience and has been in private practice, Access to Independence, for 10 years. She is a well-respected lecturer, both nationally and internationally and has authored 6 book chapters and over 200 articles. She is the editor of Fundamentals in Assistive Technology, 4th ed. and Clinical Editor of NRRTS Directions magazine. Michelle is on the teaching faculty of RESNA. Michelle is a member of the Clinician Task Force. Michelle is a certified ATP, certified SMS and is a Senior Disability Analyst of the ABDA.