Practice guidelines, evidence-based outcomes and systematic reviews can all add to a greater understanding of how children can benefit from Early Years Powered Mobility and will provide you with evidence for your clinical decisions.
We have a number of pieces of research published which you may be interested to see.
Evans, N. and Baines, R. (2017) Trends, goals and outcomes for children and families using early powered mobility in a charitable loan scheme. Journal of Enabling Technologies, Vol. 11 Issue: 4, pp.138-147.
Livingstone, R. and Paleg, G. (2013) Practice considerations for the introduction and use of power mobility for children. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 56: 210–222.
Rosen, L., Plummer, T., Sabet, A., Lange, M.L., Livingstone, R. (2017) RESNA Position on the Application of Power Mobility Devices for Pediatric Users.
Livingstone, R. and Field, D. (2014) Systematic review of power mobility outcomes for infants, children and adolescents with mobility limitations. Clinical Rehabilitation, Vol. 28(10) 954 –964.
Bray, N., Noyes, J., Edwards R.T. and Harris, N. (2014) Wheelchair interventions, services and provision for disabled children. A mixed methods systematic review and conceptual framework. BMC Health Services Research, 14:309.
Jones, M.A., McEwen, I.R. and Neas, B.R. (2012) Effects of power wheelchairs on the development and function of young children with severe motor impairments. Physical Therapy, 131-140.
Livingstone R. and Field, D. (2015) The child and family experience of power mobility: a qualitative synthesis. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 57: 317–327.
We are always happy to pass on our expertise in Early Years Powered Mobility and the benefits of children having access to a Wizzybug powered wheelchair.
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