OTD Capstone Projects


The International Society of Wheelchair Professionals (ISWP) and Clinician Task Force (CTF) are two organizations dedicated to supporting the wheeled seating and mobility sector. ISWP’s mission is to advocate for education, evidence-based practice, scholarship, consistent standards, and innovation to further wheelchair service provision access internationally, while CTF advocates for those in need of assistive technology to have access of appropriate wheeled seating and mobility by sharing knowledge and experiences of competent clinicians in the field. During this capstone experience, I partnered with ISWP contributing to their Wheelchair Educator’s Package (WEP) by developing an engagement survey to gage the Participatory Action Research (PAR) participant perspective on the development of the WEP. I also collaborated with a team of writers to prepare a PAR methods manuscript. While partnering with CTF, I worked on analyzing and disseminating results of their mixed methods study purposed to determine how members of CTF contribute to academic education of occupational and physical therapy programs in the United States. Throughout this project, I learned the knowledge, skills, and, attitudes required by entry level wheelchair service providers and contributed to the integration of consistent wheelchair service provision education to ensure those in need of wheeled seating and mobility have adequate access.

Publication Date

Spring 4-12-2022

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Teresa Plummer


Occupational Therapy, School of


Health Sciences & Nursing, Gordon E. Inman College of

Document Type



Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

Degree Level


Degree Grantor

Belmont University


wheelchair service provision; wheelchair service provision education