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The Colorado Department of Education’s SWAAAC program and Assistive Technology Partners are proud to announce open registration for the 2015 SWAAAC Summer Symposium.
This 2 day conference features workshops with nationally renowned trainers, break-out sessions and roundtable discussions addressing topics related to the academic support needs of students with disabilities. In addition to the workshops, participants will enjoy a state-of-the-art exhibit hall, lunch and awards ceremony, and professional networking
In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to take linear and angular measurements of a seated person's body and their seating support surfaces, based on A Clinical Application Guide to Standardized Wheelchair Seating Measures of the Body and Seating Support Surfaces, Revised Edition. This resource manual, developed by the instructor through a grant from the PVA Education Foundation, was written to facilitate the adoption of the principles and measures contained in ISO 16840-1:2006 Wheelchair seating - Part 1: Vocabulary, reference axis convention and measures for body segments, posture and postural support surfaces.
The workshop will begin with a discussion of the foundational principles, terms and methodologies contained in the clinical guide. Following will be a review of each of the sections of the clinical guide, covering angular and linear body measures, and angular and linear seating support surface measures. During these sessions, selected measures from each section of the guide will be explained and measurement methodologies will be demonstrated, followed by time for hands-on practice. Participants will be divided into groups and provided with simple tools for measurement. The instructor will guide the groups as they practice taking measurements. The clinical application of these measures will be discussed and emphasized throughout the course.
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