Presented by Permobil:

A1:  Moving Forward Together – Technology for People with Changing Needs
 (.2 CEUs, 2 Contact Hours)

  1. List three considerations in making seating/mobility equipment recommendations for an individual with a progressive neuro- muscular disorder or aging with a disability for their wheelchair seating/mobility system.
  2. Contrast at least three types of power wheelchair input devices and mounting options in respect to their ability to be adapted following a medical status change.
  3. Utilize the ICF model to describe the connection between three body structure/function, activity, and/or participation challenges commonly faced by persons aging with a disability, or with a progressive neuromuscular disorder, and identify seating/ mobility equipment solutions to address each.
  4. Formulate two strategies for funding that will increase the likelihood that complex rehab equipment will be obtained
  5. Examine three of the most common types of wireless technology and how they are integrated into everyday life.
  6. Describe two techniques to access computer, mobile phone, or environmental control technologies, including via specialty input devices on a power wheelchair.

A2:  Fitting the Wheelchair Like a Prosthetic: How to Do It and Why It Matters
 (.2 CEUs, 2 Contact Hours)

  1. Explain two situations where an individual would require a custom frame depth and lead a discussion on how to prescribe the correct frame depth.
  2. Illustrate three factors that guide the prescription of front and rear seat height for the individual manual wheelchair user.
  3. Summarize two factors on the impact of proper seat width on the biomechanics of manual wheelchair propulsion.
  4. Identify 2 consequences of improper frame geometries (impacting the overall wheelchair footprint) in relationship to stability and balance of the manual wheelchair.

Presented by Ability KC

A3: Current Research and Applications of Constraint Therapy In Adult and Pediatric Populations 

(.1 CEUs, 1 Contact Hours)

Bethany Tackett, MOT

  1. Recall the basic principles of CIMT
  2. Discuss current evidence and trends in CIMT research
  3. Relate various intervention approaches

Presented by Sunflower Health Plan

A4:  Visions: Living an Integrated Life  (.1 CEUs, 1 Contact Hours)

Nanette L. Perrin, PhD, BCBA-D & Cheryl L. Laaker

“Join us as we challenge and shape our current notions on how people with I/DD can be supported in the community.”

In this session, we discuss the past, present and future of services. The overall objective is to include people in their communities and protect their civil rights. We discuss best practice with regard to the language we use in the system of IDD and the approaches we take to challenging behavior. We’ll look at common values, dignity of risk and other areas important to fostering independence, productivity, health and happiness for our members and their families.”

Presented by Quantum

B1:  Clinically Speaking – An Overview of Evaluation and Documentation for Mobility Assistive Equipment (.2 CEUs, 2 Contact Hours)

This course will examine the questions outlined in the National Coverage Determination for Mobility Assistive Equipment; provide the clinician with practical tools to incorporate into the evaluation and documentation requirements; and assist the supplier in reading and interpreting the information provided for the equipment that is recommended.

Learning Objectives:

1) Participants will be able to relate 5 standard evaluation findings (Balance, Strength, Range of Motion, Tone/Reflexes and Sensation) to the clinical indication and functional limitations typical of chronic medical conditions and neurological diagnoses.

2) Participants will be able to evaluate for timely ambulation, execute a “Timed Up and Go” test proficiently and/or relate the findings to the recommendation of a gait-aid.

3) Participants will be able to list the 3 axle adjustments on an ultra-lightweight manual wheelchair and relate them to the evaluation and documentation of safe, timely and independent manual wheelchair operation.

4) Participants will be able to name 4 considerations involved in the selection of a power mobility device.

Presented by Invacare

B2 & B3:  Power Wheelchair Electronics:  Making a difference today and tomorrow. (.2 CEUs, 2 Contact Hours)

A power wheelchair is no longer just motors, batteries and a joystick.  As commercially available power wheelchair electronics continue to evolve, we are seeing new and innovative features and functionality integrated into these systems.  This course will focus on how the evolution of power wheelchair electronics is making a difference in people’s lives.  Improved connectivity, touch screen technology, live and wireless programming, real time diagnostics, data tracking and monitoring, these and other advancements will be detailed and discussed.

We will highlight how these innovations impact the independence and functionality of the end user.  We will discuss advancements that can increase a provider and clinician’s efficiency and effectiveness during the evaluation process as well as after the delivery to ensure better outcomes.  We will also review improvements and smart monitoring that allows for improved service and maintenance results.

Presented by University of Kansas Health System

B4:   What Is Spasticity and How Do We Manage It To Maximize Function? (.1 CEUs, 1 Contact Hours)

Alexandra Nielsen, MD  Neuro-rehabilitation, The University of Kansas Health System

Discuss neuro-rehabilitation strategies and techniques to help patients recover, return to work and regain function after a stroke. Dr. Nielsen will discuss how to achieve best results possible through a mixture of therapies.