Christine Wright-Ott, The Bridge School’s Occupational Therapist, will be sharing the success of our students involved in the Bridge School Walker Program at the 34th International Seating Symposium in Vancouver, British Columbia, March 6 – 9, 2018. Her session, ‘Walking to Learn: The Power of Support Walker Mobility!’ highlights the benefits of integrating independent mobility into our educational curriculum. The abstract of her presentation follows:
This presentation will describe the Bridge School Walker Program from 2006 to 2015 in which 29 students (3 to 12 years) with physical disabilities experienced self-initiated mobility using hands – free support walkers. The feature driven approach for walker selection, adaptations, tips for success and videos of student progress will be shared.