When providing a powered wheelchair to a client, it is important the client receive training which is targeted to their learning needs to promote safety for themselves and others. This is true for new users of powered mobility, and also for those who may be acquiring a chair with a new drive wheel configuration, or a new method of drive control. This webinar will focus on tools and techniques which may be used to provide safe and effective powered mobility training for adult and older adult users living in the community. We will explore training programs which are available. We will also explore a variety of training techniques, including concepts of graded skill development, forward and backward chaining, modelling, and vanishing cues training, which may be appropriate for clients who have difficulty with trial and error learning methods.

Learning outcomes:
  1. Participants will describe two training programs which can be used to address the learning needs of adult and older adult powered wheelchair users; 
  2. Participants will be able to describe three benefits of alternatives to trial and error learning for individuals who have difficulty learning; and 
  3. Participants will be able to name three techniques to promote safety during the powered mobility training process. 
This one-hour webinar was originally presented by Emma Smith, ATP/SMS on November 21, 2016. It is worth 0.1 RESNA CEUs.