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 6.2021.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



Power Wheelchair Head Array Comparison Chart

 This document compares features on available Head Arrays for power wheelchair driving.

Head Array Comparison Chart.pdf


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.

Power Wheelchair Electronics Comparison Matrix 4.25.2020.pdf


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.

Programmable PWC Driving Methods 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.



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


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 on the Application of Ultralight Manual Wheelchairs


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