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ERIC Number: ED358664
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Pages: 6
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A Transdisciplinary Training Program for Providing Seating Positioning and Mobility Intervention to Children with Developmental Disabilities Who Are 0-3 Years of Age.
Sylvester, Lorrie; Shelden, M'Lisa
The Oklahoma Assistive Technology Center was developed as an interagency collaborative effort, with one of its services being the delivery of positioning and mobility services to young children with developmental disabilities. The Center operates as an outpatient clinic and coordinates outreach services through two satellite centers in rural regions of Oklahoma. A component of the Center's early intervention program is the SoonerStart Statewide Training and Regional Support Program, which provides transdisciplinary training for team members including parents, nurses, child development specialists, psychologists, speech/language pathologists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists. The training program allows both individuals and teams to establish goals and priorities for training and then to obtain the level of expertise desired through course offerings. The 2-day Seating and Positioning course covers basic principles, anatomy, biomechanics, kinesiology, identification of types of equipment, and fabrication of adaptive equipment. The 2-day Upper and Lower Extremity Splinting course teaches basic principles, anatomy, biomechanics, kinesiology, characteristics of thermoplastic materials, types of splints for selected individuals, and fabrication of upper and lower extremity splints. Both courses consist of didactic information as well as laboratory experiences, and both have as a prerequisite the completion of a Basic Handling and Body Mechanics course. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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