The focus of this capstone project was to create a pediatric manual wheelchair skills group for the Vanderbilt Pediatric Seating & Mobility Clinic. Most current literature focuses on adult manual wheelchair mobility skills programs and this project seeks to contribute to the resources for the pediatric population. This was done through collaboration with stakeholders, review of manual wheelchair skills programs already developed, a literature review to identify skills needed for independent functional mobility and assessments of skills, and acquisition of manual wheelchair skills. The result was a handbook including both beginner and advanced pathways with instructions for skill acquisition and accompanying activities, identification of pre and post assessments, investigation into clinic payment models, and development of marketing materials.
Teresa Plummer, PhD, OTR/L, CAPS, CEAS, ATP
Occupational Therapy, School of
Health Sciences & Nursing, Gordon E. Inman College of
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
manual wheelchair skills group; pediatric; wheelchair mobility skills; independent
Edwards, Brooke, "Pediatric Manual Wheelchair Skills Handbook" (2022). OTD Capstone Projects. 95.