By R. Lee Kirby
This booklet presents a large spectrum of readers with entire yet simply comprehensible protocols for the overview and coaching of wheelchair talents. The Wheelchair learn staff at Dalhousie college and the Capital District wellbeing and fitness Authority in Halifax (lead through the writer) have considering wheelchair protection and function for 3 many years, as exemplified in the course of the Wheelchair abilities application. this is often thought of the head such software on the earth. This new booklet is essentially in keeping with this application which has been accessed and used by over 75,000 humans in 177 nations seeing that 2007.
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8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 3 Manual WC # Skill Level Intermediate Intermediate Advanced Advanced Intermediate Intermediate Intermediate Intermediate Intermediate Intermediate Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Scooter Individual Skill Names WCU CG WCU CG SU Ascends slight incline Descends slight incline Ascends steep incline Descends steep incline Rolls across side-slope Rolls on soft surface Gets over threshold Gets over gap Ascends low curb Descends low curb Ascends high curb Descends high curb Performs stationary wheelie Turns in place in wheelie position Descends high curb in wheelie position Descends steep incline in wheelie position Gets from ground into wheelchair Ascends stairs Descends stairs w 11 Note: Abbreviations and symbols: WC = wheelchair, WCU = wheelchair user, CG = caregiver, SU = scooter user, = included, = not included.
Testing error (score of TE): • If the tester cannot assess the skill for some reason. , the battery charger for a powered wheelchair is not available). , if the skill is being scored from videotape and the entire skill could not be viewed). • If a correctable TE is recognized when it occurs, the test should be repeated. • If there is a minor TE that the tester judges as not affecting his/her ability to score the test, this can be ignored. Wheelchair Skills Assessment and Training There is no formal upper time limit for each skill or for the entire WST.
Alternatively, the WST can be administered after the full WST-Q is completed. 8 WST-Q report form There is one WST-Q report form (Appendix 5) for each of the five versions of the WST-Q. The WST-Q report form may be completed by hand or be generated by software. The completed WST-Q report form includes identifying data, the scores for individual skills, the calculated score(s), comments, and the skills (if any) for which the subject would be interested in receiving training. 33 Chapter 5 Wheelchair skills training The WSTP represents the WSP developers’ attempt to combine the best available evidence on motor-skills learning (“process”) with the best available evidence on how to perform specific skills (“content”).
Wheelchair skills assessment and training by R. Lee Kirby