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

 



Dynamic Seating Decision Making Tree

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

Dynamic Seating decision making tree.pdf

 



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

 



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

 



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

 



 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

 



Tracking Technologies

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

Staying on track.pdf

 



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

 



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

 



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

 



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

 



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

 



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

 



RESNA Position Papers


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

RESNA PP on Tilt Recline_2015.pdf

RESNA Position on the Application of Wheelchair Standing Devices

RESNAStandingPositionPaper_Dec2013.pdf

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

Resna_position_on_seat elevation final.pdf

RESNA Position on the Application of Power Wheelchairs for Pediatric Users

Resna_position_on_power_wheelchairs for_pediatric_users.pdf

RESNA Position on Wheelchairs used as Seats in Motor Vehicles

Resna_Position_WTS_Accepted.pdf

RESNA Position on the Application of Ultralight Manual Wheelchairs

UltraLightweightManualWheelchairs.pdf

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

RESNA Position Paper on the Use of Evacuation Chairs

RESNA Position Paper Evac Chairs.pdf

RESNA Wheelchair Service Provision Guide

Wheelchair Service Provision Guide.pdf