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Use of powered mobility for a young adult with profound and multiple learning disabilities: a practice analysis / Francesca Benford

By: Benford, Francesca.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSubject(s): Teràpia Ocupacional | Paràlisi cerebral | Discapacitat física | Mobilitat funcionalOnline resources: Accés restringit usuaris EUIT In: BRITISH JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 2017 AGO;80(8):517-520Summary: Statement of context Powered mobility has reported benefits as a learning tool for individuals limited in independent mobility. The majority of literature focuses on early years populations and there remains a need to address powered mobility for adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities. This article explores the experience of switch-operated powered mobility training for one young adult with profound and multiple learning disabilities. Critical reflection on practice Powered mobility provided a motivating medium through which previously unseen skills, such as upper limb use, were demonstrated. Use of switches, rather than typically used joysticks, allowed successful participation. Implication for practice Providing the right equipment, environment and appropriate challenge for an individual can facilitate unexpected achievement.
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Statement of context
Powered mobility has reported benefits as a learning tool for individuals limited in independent mobility. The majority of literature focuses on early years populations and there remains a need to address powered mobility for adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities. This article explores the experience of switch-operated powered mobility training for one young adult with profound and multiple learning disabilities.

Critical reflection on practice
Powered mobility provided a motivating medium through which previously unseen skills, such as upper limb use, were demonstrated. Use of switches, rather than typically used joysticks, allowed successful participation.

Implication for practice
Providing the right equipment, environment and appropriate challenge for an individual can facilitate unexpected achievement.

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