Positioning and seating play a critical role in a student's ability to function in the educational setting. This introductory module starts out by presenting the foundational concepts related to seating and positioning for students with mild as well as with more significant challenges. It goes on to address the first three sections of the AT Decision-Making Guide, which consist of Student Abilities/Difficulties, Environmental Considerations, and Tasks. The second module in this series, Seating and Positioning - WATI - Part II, continues with the Solution Generation, Solution Selection, and Implementation sections of the AT Decision-Making Guide.
Estimated Time to Complete: 1 1/2 hours
- What's Included
- 35 pages
- Optional $15 certficate
- Describe the rationale for seating and positioning for students with mild to severe disabilities.
- Describe how stability and mobility can affect a student's ability to access tasks.
- Describe how assessment of seating and positioning is an ongoing process that changes as the student grows and the tasks and environments change.
- List the multiple variables that affect seating and positioning.
- Apply the student, environment and tasks components of the WATI AT Decision-Making Guide to address a student's need for seating and positioning tools.
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