Educational Event: Pediatric Seating and Wheeled Mobility

Please join us for a day of learning at St. Jude's Hospital. We will be offering three different courses covering power mobility and seating. Register for just one course or all three! Click on the course name below to learn more.

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Pull Up a Seat: Applying seating principles to enhance the CRT provision process

Seated measurements are one aspect of a proper fitting seating system. However, basic seating and mobility concepts that can be used to provide improved comfort and function can make a significant difference when recommending complex rehabilitation technology (CRT). This course will discuss these concepts and provide a foundation for improving outcomes.

Fee: $20 (.2 CEUs)

Start time: 8:00 a.m.

License to Drive: Strategies for teaching power mobility skills

Creating exciting yet effective strategies for evaluating and teaching power mobility skills can be difficult. During this session, participants will learn tips and tricks for creating a successful power mobility training program. First, considerations to keep in mind when setting up the environment, communication techniques, and expectations of the end-user and the entire team will be reviewed. Next, strategies and activity ideas for developing skills while the client is not in a power wheelchair (i.e. home, school, day treatment program, etc.) will be discussed, followed by curriculum ideas for power mobility training sessions while the client is "behind the wheel."


  1. Identify at least three strategies that go into creating an environment for successful power mobility training.
  2. List three activities an end-user can engage in to practice power mobility driving skill development while not in a power wheelchair.
  3. Describe five activities that can be incorporated into the curriculum of power mobility training session.

Fee: $20 (.2 CEUs)

Start time: 10:15 a.m.

Discovering Independence: Standard & alternative input drive controls

Independence through power mobility can be life-changing for a client with physical disabilities. From standard joysticks and standard head arrays to proximity switches, there are numerous types of input devices an individual can use to drive a power wheelchair. However, selecting the drive control is only one piece of solving the drive control mystery. Determining the best place to mount a drive control device and the equipment needed to make that happen can be challenging. During this two-hour seminar, participants are introduced to a variety of equipment, adaptations, and concepts that may improve their clients' level of success with finding greater independence through power mobility.

Agenda Outline

  • 15 minutes - Power Mobility & Access Considerations
  • 20 minutes - Electronics & Programming
  • 30 minutes - Joystick Options & Adaptations
  • 40 minutes - Types of Switches & Mounting
  • 15 minutes - Additional Considerations & Wrap-Up


  1. Define proportional drive and non-proportional drive as it relates to driving power wheelchairs.
  2. Identify three ways to adapt a standard joystick to assist a client with limited fine motor skills with independent drive access.
  3. Articulate three on-board programming changes that could improve a user's success in driving a power wheelchair.
  4. List five types of alternative drive controls and the clinical application of each device.

Fee: $20 (.2 CEUs)

Start time: 1:15 p.m.

Target Audience

Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Assistive Technology Professionals, and Complex Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers.

Date & Time

October 12, 2019
8:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.


St. Jude's Hospital

Total Fee

$60 for .6 CEUs

Continuing Competency Information

  • Number of credits earned: 6 hours or .6 CEUs
  • International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) approved
  • ProCert, a program of the Federation of State Board of Physical Therapy (FSBPT)
  • Ensuring approval with local state boards or other entities for CEUs is the responsibility of the individual.
  • In order to earn the credits for this event, participants must:
    • Complete the official registration
    • Sign in and out of the event
    • Attend the entire event
    • Complete and pass a post-test with a passing score of at least 80%


Linda Bollinger

Linda Bollinger joined the Sunrise Medical team in the fall of 2018 as a Clinical Education Manager. She has a BS-MS in physical therapy from Long Island University, Brooklyn. In May 2018, she earned her DPT from Utica College. In addition, she received her ATP certification in 2000.

Prior to joining the Sunrise Medical team, Linda was the Director of Rehabilitation at Long Island Select Healthcare. Her experience at UCP included developing and operating a seating and mobility clinic for individuals with disabilities. Prior to joining UCP, Linda successfully created a pediatric seating clinic at a local school for students with disabilities. Linda has shared her knowledge and experience running seating clinics at local community events and guest lectures with local PT and OT programs.

Refund Policy

Requests for refunds must be submitted via email to at least 14 days prior to the scheduled event. Considerations for refunds submitted after that date will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Cancellation Policy

Sunrise Medical reserves the right to cancel an event due to low registration or unforeseen circumstances. Should an event need to be cancelled, all attempts will be made to do so at least 14 days prior to the event, and complete refunds will be issues to registered attendees.

More Information

For more information regarding this event, contact Monica Arias at

For more information regarding course content, please contact Linda Bollinger at