Positioning children is not the same as positioning adults. Children grow in stature, but other changes occur with this growth including range of motion, muscle tone, orthopedic status, functional abilities and more. Pediatric seating must meet the child’s needs today and in the future. This course will address positioning children and review product options specifically designed for kids.
- The participant will be able to describe the relationship between appropriate positioning and resultant function.
- The participant will be able to determine if more postural support is required for a young child.
- The participant will be able to determine if current postural support in positioning equipment is adequate for a young child.
About the Speaker
Michelle Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS is an occupational therapist with 25 years of experience and former Clinical Director of The Assistive Technology Clinics of The Children’s Hospital of Denver. She is a well-respected lecturer, both nationally and internationally and has authored 4 book chapters and nearly 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. She is on the RERC on Wheeled Mobility Advisory Board. Michelle is a credentialed ATP, credentialed SMS and is a Senior Disability Analyst of the ABDA.
0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)