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    ADED Pre-Conference Seminars

    (Earn up to 6 ADED Credit Hours)

    Register for the ADED Pre-Conference Seminars

    Assistive Technology Devices and Vehicle Modification Assessment for the Transportation of Wheelchairs, Scooters and Other Mobility Equipment

    (AM) 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    In a client’s final stage of recovery, their ability to return to work, enjoy daily activities, and live as independently as possible, rests in the hands of registered and licensed Occupational Therapists who typically are also Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialists. Their services include completing a clinical assessment of a person’s visual, perceptual, cognitive, physical, and behavioral abilities. This assessment helps determine the client’s capacity to operate a vehicle independently and may include the consideration of assistive technology devices to transport wheelchairs, scooters and other mobility equipment.

    This workshop discusses these comprehensive assessments outside of adaptive driving and focuses on the client’s ancillary needs in a vehicle environment.  From a therapeutic perspective, it will explore the steps needed to properly evaluate the client’s vehicle for stowage and transport of mobility devices and how to obtain accurate and confirmed application information.  Also included will be a thorough review of resources available to both therapist and mobility dealership.

    This manufacturer’s workshop will provide an unbiased viewpoint of all things vehicle outside of the behind-the-wheel driving assessment for seniors, adults and pediatric clients. Case studies from real field work will be reviewed and discussed.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Vehicle consultation – Learn if an existing vehicle is appropriate for the modifications recommended.
    • Understanding manufacturer’s tongue weight and how it affects vehicle handling and driver safety.
    • Easy and safe transport of scooters including therapeutic requirements for a vast array of hoist lifts, hybrid platforms lifts, and outside vehicle carriers.

    Presenters:  Cyndee Crompton, MS, OTR/L, CDRS

    Vehicle Fitting Best Practices; Defining Roles and Relationships Between the Client, CDRS, Vendor and the Inspector

    (PM) 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    This presentation will discuss and define best practices for the fitting process for all types of driving equipment.  Content will address the roles of all involved in the fitting process and how everyone has a critical part. The team will emphasize that the parts need to fit together smoothly for a successful outcome for everyone involved. Client case studies will be discussed to demonstrate how the fitting process leads to a successful outcome.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understanding what is the goal of the fitting.
    • Understanding what the CDRS is responsible for with regard to the fitting process.
    • Understanding what the vendor/technician is responsible for with regard to the fitting process.
    • Understanding what the inspector is responsible for with regard to the fitting process.
    • Understanding the importance of everyone involved in communicating effectively so that the goal of the client driving safely and independently is achieved.

    Presenter:  Clinton Matney, CDRS, Peter Hancock, Katy Greene, OTR/L, CDRS

    Register for the ADED Pre-Conference Seminars