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Research Article  |   November 1987
Evaluating the Client With Physical Disabilities for Wheelchair Seating
Author Affiliations
  • Susan Johnson Taylor, OTR, is a Senior Occupational Therapist at the Rehabilitation Engineering Program, University of Tennessee–Memphis, College of Medicine, 682 Court Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38163
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Home Accessibility/Environmental Modification / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Features
Research Article   |   November 1987
Evaluating the Client With Physical Disabilities for Wheelchair Seating
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 1987, Vol. 41, 711-716. doi:10.5014/ajot.41.11.711
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 1987, Vol. 41, 711-716. doi:10.5014/ajot.41.11.711
Abstract

Positioning through wheelchair seating allows many severely physically disabled individuals to use their motor skills to access technical aids. In the last 10 years, many products relating to wheelchair seating have been developed and are now being used.

This article outlines evaluation and prescription guidelines that lead to the accompanying recommendations for seating. Categories for matching disability type/severity to seating methods are presented.