The Physiology of Seating vs. the Physics of Sitting by Karen Kangas
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Presented by Karen M. Kangas OTR/L, Nationally Certified, State Licensed Occupational Therapist; Seating & Positioning & Mobility Specialist, Assistive Technology Specialist; Adjunct University Faculty, Clinical Educator, Consultant*** This first webinar will focus on the true physiology of seating and positioning. Unfortunately, most therapists have been taught to look at equipment and the student at a single point in time, as was developed as an assessment process in seating clinics for adults. However, seating in not a single point in time, nor a single position, but rather a range of postures within activity, developing within every child within her environment. Since students with complex bodies are usually not mobile or have limited independent mobility, static postures are frequently expected. It is time to expand our knowledge of active seating and its impact on task engagement. Today we will focus on how this can happen, and what we need to learn about our student’s bodies to support them in increasing their repertoire of control.
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