TRAVIS CARES LAREDO
8:30AM - 3:00PM
RUTHE B. COWL REHAB CENTER
1220 N MALINCHE AVE
LAREDO, TX 78043
SEATING AND POSITIONING CLINIC
Nancy Rice has been working in the Rehab Equipment Industry for 24 years. She earned her Certification as an Assistive Technology Professional (previously known as Assistive Technology Practitioner) in 1998. She earned the designation of Seating and Positioning Specialist (SMS) in 2013. Her work includes the evaluation of clients for specialized equipment and heading up a funding team for Travis Medical in Houston. She was appointed to the State Medicaid Managed Care Advisory Committee at its inception in 2013. She has a Masters Degree in Business Administration and enjoys Wheelchair Ballroom dancing.
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8:30-9:00am: Registration/Light Breakfast
9:00-10:00am: Necks, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
10:15-12:15pm: Access or Activation (Part I)
12:15-1:00pm: Lunch (provided)
1:00-3:00pm: Access or Activation (Part II)
Seating courses typically focus on the primary seating surfaces, the cushion and the back, but this course goes beyond those and discusses a wide variety of secondary supports that can have significant influence on the postural position and the stability of that position.
1. To be able to identify the details that differentiate positioning belt products.
2. To understand how the shape, material properties and mounting options make a difference in the effectiveness of anterior trunk supports.
3. To discover new concepts in upper and lower extremity positioning that can improve postural stability.
0.1 CEU, TPTA & TOTA APPROVED
PRESENTED BY: NANCY RICE ATP/SMS
NECKS, SHOULDERS, KNEES, AND TOES
ACCESS OR ACTIVATION: RETHINKING THE APPROACH FOR ACCESS AND MOBILITY
This course will break down the pieces of assessment for access to communication and mobility. It will help with strategies for functional seating access methods and training for more successful outcomes. It will demonstrate why some strategies are ineffective for functional movement and independence.
Attendees will participate in a seating lab that will show why switch sites do not work for some clients and discuss strategies for supportive seating and access to technology. They will have the ability to view wheelchairs that are available and the types of electronics that are on them. We will discuss how to identify components necessary to reach clients' goals and how to justify them which will help with the decision-making process for better patient outcomes.
Participants will view client case studies and the show of different strategies for access of their powered mobility, seat functions, communication access, and how to integrate these systems to promote more independence.
1. Apply the basic principle of seating for access.
2. Recognize the role of powered mobility in determining access for involved clients.
3. Describe and identify at least 2 forms of alternative access for power mobility, computers or AAC devices.
4. Give examples of alternative access without powered mobility
0.4 CEU, TPTA & TOTA APPROVED
PRESENTED BY: LISA ROTELLI
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018
Lisa Rotelli, Director of Adaptive Switch Laboratories, Inc., has had a lifetime of experience starting as a Clinical Coordinator for a Rehab Hospital in Northern California. She also served as a Rehab Manager for a large rehab equipment supplier and a Rehab Specialist for one of the major manufacturers of rehab wheelchairs. She is certified by the University of Tennessee at Memphis as a seating specialist, and the University of Misericordia in Pennsylvania in pediatric seating. She specializes in alternative access, drive control systems, and has designed several drive control systems for severely involved clients. She presents at national conference to all levels of Clinical Therapists, Suppliers, and Educators.