Aidacare Brisbane – Assessment of Paediatric Clients

Assessment of Paediatric Clients

For Postural Systems, Standing Devices and Wheelchairs




This is an intermediate course considering the postural and mobility needs of the paediatric population over a 24 hour duration. We will explore the process beginning with a client assessment and postural mat evaluation. We will consider tone, spasticity, growth and abnormal postures. We will then translate this information into assistive technology options with the aim to promote function and participation. This course will offer an opportunity to work through pediatric seating and mobility prescription in a clear, step-by-step process designed to support successful outcomes.

Clinical objectives include:

  • The power of 24-hour posture support
  • Postural management of paediatric clients while considering growth, ease of use and participation
  • The maximization of health, posture and function for paediatric clients
  • Identifying critical components for consideration in paediatric wheelchairs
  • Key features in Leckey Sleep and Seating Systems
  • Key features of Leckey Standing Systems
  • Key features and configuration available on Zippie Paediatric wheelchairs

At the end of this workshop, participants will feel confident in assessing and prescribing seating systems and wheelchairs for the paediatric client.

Presenter: Lisa Bidgood

Occupational Therapist

Lisa began working as an Occupational Therapist after graduating from LaTrobe University, Melbourne in 2005. Since then, her professional career has led her to work with adults and children in a variety of settings within the area of Neurological Rehabilitation. She places emphasis on positioning to optimise movement, function and vitality when working. Lisa has recently relocated from Sydney to work as part of the Sunrise Medical Clinical Hub in Queensland.

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