ERIC Number: ED328001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
How To Position People with Severe Disabilities. Instructor's Guide.
Bergman, Joan S.
This course is designed to help direct caregivers of people with severe disabilities to better their understanding of the process of positioning. The instructor's guide contains content notes and implementation notes, along with sheets for overhead projection, worksheets, and handouts. The course is organized into 15 sections, totaling about 8 hours' instructional time. The first half includes: an introductory lecture; a positioning exercise and discussion; a videotape and discussion on the importance of therapeutic positioning; a lecture and discussion on principles of therapeutic positioning; a lecture and discussion on principles of therapeutic seating; a lecture reviewing an interdisciplinary approach to positioning; a small group exercise using case studies; and a halftime summary. After a second introductory lecture, the second half includes: a lecture on alternate positions; a demonstration and small-group activity on "quick and dirty" positioning; a lecture/discussion on dining activities; a tape/slide presentation on the history and specifics of intervention; a lecture and demonstration of adaptive equipment; and a final course summary. Includes a list of 12 print resources, seven videotapes, and approximately 50 equipment producers. (PB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ. Medical Center, Omaha. Meyer Children's Rehabilitation Inst.; Minnesota Governor's Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, St. Paul.