Downloadable Resources


 



Positioning Chart

This reference lists common seating challenges, causes, strategies and goals. These goals can also be used as funding justifications for the recommended strategy.

positioning chart 10.17.pdf Oct 30, 2017 2:20 PM

 



Dynamic Seating Decision Making Tree

This decision making tree guides the reader through dynamic seating clinical indicators.

Dynamic Seating decision making tree.pdf Nov 07, 2017 3:40 PM

 



Frequently Asked Questions: Restraints

Sometimes the wheelchair seating components designed to provide postural support are misconstrued as restraints. This brief handout addresses this issue.

FAQs Restraints.pdf Oct 30, 2017 6:59 PM

 



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.

Joystick Decision Trees.pdf Feb 01, 2018 9:31 PM

 



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.

Non-Joystick Driving Methods Decision Making Tree.pdf Nov 06, 2017 8:42 PM

 



 Power Wheelchair Mini Proportional Joystick Comparison Chart

This document compares features on the available mini proportional joysticks for power wheelchair driving.

Mini Joystick Comparison Chart Final.pdf Nov 07, 2017 3:34 PM

 



Complex Rehab Power Wheelchair Electronics Comparison Chart

This chart compares features from three complex rehab electronics packages: Invacare MK6i, PG Drives Technology Rnet, and Quantum QLogic. This is intended as a reference, not to demonstrate one package as better than another. These exciting electronics offer features to help clients be more independent than ever!

New_wheelchair_electronics, final version, 6.2014.pdf Jun 29, 2017 7:07 PM

 



Tracking Technologies

This document summarizes results of an informal study comparing power wheelchair driving efficiency with and without tracking technologies.

Staying on track.pdf Oct 30, 2017 2:21 PM

 



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.

power wheelchair criteria - indoors.pdf Oct 30, 2017 2:48 PM

 



Outdoor Power Mobility Criteria

Driving a power wheelchair outdoors requires additional skills. This checklist can be used to assess these skills.

Power wheelchair criteria - outdoors.pdf Oct 30, 2017 2:49 PM

 



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.

Pre-Mobility Training Guidelines.pdf Oct 30, 2017 2:49 PM

 



Mobility Training Guidelines

Are you working with someone who recently received a power wheelchair? These training guidelines can be used to optimize driving skills.

Mobility Training.doc.pdf Oct 30, 2017 2:50 PM

 



Multifunction Electronic Aids to Daily Living Comparison Chart

This chart compares features of many Multifunction Electronic Aids to Daily Living. This technology allows people to use an alternative access method, such as a switch, to control a variety of devices within the environment including audiovisual equipment, door openers, telephones, hospital beds, lights and simple appliances.

Multifunction EADLs4.18.pdf Mar 27, 2018 2:37 PM

 



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.

BASIC ELECTRONIC AIDS TO DAILY LIVING.pdf Mar 27, 2018 2:37 PM

 



Telephones, Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) and Pagers

This chart compares product features of a variety of adaptive phones, including infrared phones and phones that can be accessed by switch or voice. Personal Emergency Response Systems are used to alert others outside the home of emergencies. Pagers are used to alert those within the home of needs.

phones2.13.pdf Jun 29, 2017 7:11 PM

 



Adaptive Toys Handout

Having trouble thinking of gift ideas for a child with physical, sensory or cognitive impairments? Check out this handout for simple ideas!

Toy Handout.pdf Mar 27, 2018 2:38 PM

 



Mounting 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.

Wheelchair Mounting Systems Comparison Matrix.pdf Feb 01, 2018 9:40 PM

 



Computer Access Hierarchy

This Hierarchy moves through common computer access categories by physical, sensory and cognitive needs.

Computer Access Hierarchy.pdf Nov 08, 2017 6:35 PM

 



RESNA Position Papers


RESNA Position on the Application of Tilt, Recline, Elevating Legrests for Wheelchairs

RESNA PP on Tilt Recline_2015.pdf Oct 30, 2017 2:56 PM

RESNA Position on the Application of Wheelchair Standing Devices

RESNAStandingPositionPaper_Dec2013.pdf Oct 30, 2017 2:56 PM

RESNA Position on the Application of Seat Elevating Devices for Wheelchair Users

Resna_position_on_seat elevation final.pdf Oct 30, 2017 2:57 PM

RESNA Position on the Application of Power Wheelchairs for Pediatric Users

Resna_position_on_power_wheelchairs for_pediatric_users.pdf Nov 20, 2017 9:23 PM

RESNA Position on Wheelchairs used as Seats in Motor Vehicles

Resna_Position_WTS_Accepted.pdf Oct 30, 2017 2:58 PM

RESNA Position on the Application of Ultralight Manual Wheelchairs

UltraLightweightManualWheelchairs.pdf Oct 30, 2017 2:59 PM

RESNA Position on the Application of Wheelchairs, Seating Systems and Secondary Supports for Positioning vs. Restraint

Restraint Position Paper Final version 1.6.14.pdf Oct 30, 2017 2:59 PM

RESNA Position Paper on the Use of Evacuation Chairs

RESNA Position Paper Evac Chairs.pdf Oct 30, 2017 3:00 PM

RESNA Wheelchair Service Provision Guide

Wheelchair Service Provision Guide.pdf Oct 30, 2017 3:00 PM