3 Contact Hours

Occupational and Physical Therapists are often consulted to make recommendations regarding transporting individuals living with a disability and/or adapting vehicles to enable independent driving. This entry-level course for occupational and physical therapists and assistants discusses technology that enables a person with a disability to ride safely in a vehicle (private or public) and/or operate a vehicle using assistive technology devices, including: original equipment manufacturer (OEM), infant/child restraint systems, or wheelchair occupant restraint systems. The course also describes devices that assist individuals to transfer into and out of the vehicle, including those devices that assist the caregiver.

Audience: OT, COTA, PT, PTA

Skill Level: Entry-level

Contact Hours: 3

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA 

Teaching Methods: Course content includes text from, "Essentials Of Assistive Technologies (2012)" Written by Albert M. Cook, PhD, PE and Jan Miller Polgar, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.).  Copyright 2012 Elsevier, Inc.  All Rights Reserved. Used with Permission.

Criteria for Passing: Each learner must complete all learning activities/handouts and pass a final exam to receive credit.

Course Objectives:  

By the end of this course, each learner will be able to:

  1. Describe correct use of child restraint systems for passenger safety
  2. Describe correct use of child restraint systems designed for technology service delivery children with special needs
  3. Understand basic features of standards for crashworthiness of wheelchairs and seating systems
  4. Understand use and basic features of standards for wheelchair tie-downs and occupant restraint systems
  5. Identify major components of driver evaluation
  6. Discuss major design features to consider when making a vehicle purchase
  7. Discuss vehicle access issues for individuals with disabilities
  8. Describe vehicle modifications to promote access for individuals with disabilities
  9. Describe primary and secondary driving controls

Here is the course outline:

1. Introduction

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2. Course Objectives - Transporting Individuals With Disabilities and Adaptive Driving

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3. Coursework - Transporting Individuals With Disabilities and Adaptive Driving

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4. Course Final and Survey - Transporting Individuals With Disabilities and Adaptive Driving

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The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Completion