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Mobility plays a critical role in a student's ability to function in the educational setting. This module provides information on the AT assessment process for mobility. The reader is directed to the ATIM module Mobility - WATI - Part I for the basic concepts of mobility, rationale, issues, barriers, and understanding of the varying needs, environments and tasks required of students with mobility issues. The module continues the assessment process, including questions to guide the team through the solution selection, solution generation, and implementation parts of the WATI AT Decision-Making Guide. The module also demonstrates mobility devices that can be used for a variety of students.

Estimated Time to Complete: 1 1/2 hours

  • What's Included
  • 34 pages
  • Pre/post-assessments
  • Optional $15 certficate
  1. Complete the solution generation, selection, implementation, and follow-up plan components of the WATI AT Decision-Making Guide as it relates to mobility.
  2. Describe the continuum of AT for mobility for students.
  3. Describe multiple ways to select and provide mobility devices to meet a student's needs.
  4. Describe assessment of mobility as an ongoing process that will change as the student grows and the tasks and environments change.

Module Authors

Karen Jackson Stindt, MS, OTR/L, ATP

Karen Jackson Stindt MS OTR/L ATP is an OT with over 35 years of experience working as an OT in the school setting. She received her BS OT from University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1978 and MS in therapeutic science from the University of Wisconsin in 1997. She maintains additional certifications in sensory integration, assistive technology and is an instructor for the Size Matters Handwriting Program. Karen is a recently retired OT with her own consulting business, kjs consulting, focusing on providing other therapists and educators with assessment, treatment and training to improve their practice. Mrs. Stindt also presents on AT topics at the local, regional and national level.

Module Content Provided By

This module was developed in collaboration with WATI and provides updated content from the Assessing Students' Needs for Assistive Technology (ASNAT) - IDEA discretionary grant #: 9906-23. 1992-2009

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