Rehabilitation Technology Discussion Questions
- While inquiring about transition issues, you find out that a 17
year old female with L2 spina bifida, not ambulatory, has never been
left alone at home, does not drive, and has never independently used
What might be going on with this?
What can you suggest?
A young man with central cord syndrome is ambulatory but lacks upper arm
function to feed, dress, or groom himself. Family rejects the Winsford
feeder and balanced forearm orthosis as options because they require him
to be stationary and use a chair or wheelchair.
Do you have any ideas for a method or piece of equipment that might help
him to be more independent?
What was your strategy to get some ideas?
- A kindergartener with aphonia due to complicated tracheostomy who is
thought to be cognitively normal is very resistant to the use of a
communication board designed by the teacher, and persists in pointing or
nodding isntead. The board includes symbols and words for yes, no, the
crafts center, and outdoors, which the teacher thought were important
choices and preferences.
What might the problem be?
What do you suggest?
- Journal Club Question:
You are seeing a 16 month old girl with SMA, having zero SMN1 and two
SMN2 copies genetically but currently sitting independently. Her
parents want to get her a power chair for her first mobility device and
ask you to write the prescription and a letter. They also want to know
how important it is to get her weightbearing in a stander.
Since my M.D. also stands for Messy Desk, please
use my e-mail!
Write me anytime at:firstname.lastname@example.org