Dr. Dana Mather is a paediatric physical therapist who has a special interest in assistive technology.
Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems
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Adaptive seating assistive technology is a sub-unit of the positioning, seating, and mobility category. Adaptive seating refers to any modification made to a seating device that is intended to improve postural control or sitting posture. Increased postural stability facilitates improved functional skills such as mobility of the arms, self-feeding, grasping, tracking and visual scanning. Adaptive seating can also promote social interaction and participation. This course will walk you through the many forms of adaptive seating and explain how to assess an individual for adaptive seating.
This course aims to provide an overview of the many types of adaptive seating assistive technology and explain how to assess and fit a client for adaptive seating.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Doctors, Rehabilitation Nurses, Prosthetists, Orthotists, Psychologists, Audiologists, Dietetics, Social Workers. Community Health Workers, Nurses or Medical Doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.