According the American Academy of Pediatrics there are three phases of adolescence: early adolescence (11-14 years of age), middle adolescence (15-17 years of age), and late adolescence (18-21 years of age). Each of the phases account for a significant portion of the overall growth and development process for children. During this one hour educational session participants will learn about considerations to keep in mind when recommending seating and wheeled mobility equipment for this unique population. Topics including the complete evaluation process, potential impacts of human development, and key aspects of equipment will be reviewed.
- Participants will be able to articulate three aspects (physical or emotional) of puberty and how each may impact the wheelchair service provision process for clients with mobility impairments ages 11-21 years old.
- Participants will be able to propose three critical questions to ask during the interview portion of the seating and wheeled mobility evaluation specifically for an adolescent client.
- Participants will be able to propose three modification or components that be included in a wheeled mobility device to account for physical changes that occur during adolescences.
About the Speaker
Angie Kiger, M.Ed., CTRS, ATP/SMS
Angie Kiger is the Clinical Strategy and Education Manager for Sunrise Medical. She earned a Master of Education degree in Assistive Technology from George Mason University. Angie is an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP), Seating and Mobility Specialist (SMS), and a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS).
Angie has over 18 years of experience working in the field of assistive technology. Prior to joining the Sunrise Medical team in 2012, she worked with infants, children, and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. In addition to working as a clinician, Angie has served as an adjunct instructor at George Mason University and presented at numerous industry conferences in the US and abroad. She has written articles for publications and serves as a member of Mobility Management magazine’s Editorial Advisory Board. Each October Angie travels to the Dominican Republic (DR) as a member of the Propel DR mission trip where she volunteers in a pediatric clinic.
0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)