How Do I Know a Student is Positioned Appropriately? A Checklist
This checklist is designed to be used to determine if seating intervention is required. If intervention is required, the child should be referred back to the seating and mobility evaluation team.
Dynamic Seating Decision Making Tree
This decision making tree guides the reader through dynamic seating clinical indicators.
Frequently Asked Questions: Restraints
Power Wheelchair Joystick Decision Making Tree
This document can be used as a reference when determining the optimal joystick type, placement and mounting for a client.
Power Wheelchair Non-Joystick Driving Methods Decision Making Tree
This document can be used as a reference when determining the optimal power wheelchair driving method for a client.
Power Wheelchair Mini Proportional Joystick Comparison Chart
This document compares features on the available mini proportional joysticks for power wheelchair driving.
Power Wheelchair Head Array Comparison Chart
This document compares features on available Head Arrays for power wheelchair driving.
Power Wheelchair Electronics Comparison Matrix
This document serves as a reference of key features between various power wheelchair electronic systems. Sometimes a relatively specific feature is needed y an individual and can drive product selection. Other features may not be used if the evaluating team is not aware of both the feature and the clinical benefit.
Programmable Power Wheelchair Driving Methods
Typically, a power wheelchair driving method is connected to and programmed through the base electronics (please refer to the Power Wheelchair Electronics Comparison above). More and more power wheelchair driving methods now include some independent programming.
Indoor Power Mobility Criteria
This checklist can be used during an evaluation to demonstrate and document skills assessed and the results. If a client is not yet ready for a power wheelchair, this checklist indicates where mobility training is needed to develop needed skills.
Outdoor Power Mobility Criteria
Driving a power wheelchair outdoors requires additional skills. This checklist can be used to assess these skills.
Pre-mobility Training Guidelines
Are you working with someone who does not have a power wheelchair, but needs to develop driving skills? Here are some training guidelines to develop these skills.
Mobility Training Guidelines
Are you working with someone who recently received a power wheelchair? These training guidelines can be used to optimize driving skills.
Basic Electronic Aids to Daily Living
Basic EADLs provide direct, latched or timed on/off switch control of battery operated toy, simple electrical appliances or send a limited amount of infrared signals to a limited amount of devices. For control of more devices and features, please refer to the Multifunction EADLs chart.
Need to mount a speech generating device, laptop, tablet or even cell phone to a wheelchair? Here is a comparison chart with important features to keep in mind.
RESNA Position Papers
RESNA Position on the Application of Dynamic Seating
RESNA Position on the Application of Tilt, Recline, Elevating Legrests for Wheelchairs
RESNA Position on the Application of Wheelchair Standing Devices
RESNA Position on the Application of Seat Elevating Devices for Wheelchair Users
RESNA Position on the Application of Power Wheelchairs for Pediatric Users
RESNA Position on Wheelchairs used as Seats in Motor Vehicles
RESNA Position on the Application of Ultralight Manual Wheelchairs
RESNA Position on the Application of Wheelchairs, Seating Systems and Secondary Supports for Positioning vs. Restraint
RESNA Position Paper on the Use of Evacuation Chairs
RESNA Wheelchair Service Provision Guide