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Power Mobility: Evidence Based Practice

References and Evidence-Based Reviews
  1. Qualitative Synthesis: Main paper, Tables 1 and 2, Appendices A and B and the flow diagram, and Appendix C
  2. Systematic Review: Main PaperAppendices
  3. Sunny Hill Evidence for Practice (E4P) Reviews: Power Mobility 
  4. Power mobility and Power wheelchairs for children
  5. RESNA Position on the Application of Power Wheelchairs for Pediatric Users (PDF)
  6. Evidence and outcomes for power mobility intervention with young children (PDF)
  7. Beginning Power Mobility - Research Summary
  8. Wheeled Mobility (Wheelchairs) Service Delivery: Comparative Effectiveness Brief
  9. Best Practice Guidelines on Paediatric Powered Mobility (UK)
  10. Power Mobility Technologies for Children Aged Six Years and Under with Disability or Mobility Limitation: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines (August 20, 2015)

 Search PubMed for Emerging Evidence 

  1. Pediatric Power Mobility

Critically Appraised Topics

  1. What evidence exists that the use of a powered wheelchair improves role performance in clients with a physical disability (PDF)

Published Full Text Articles

  1. (2014) Practice considerations for use and introduction of power mobility with children (Full Text Article),  Appendices. Youtube Interview.
  2. (2012) Short-term, early intensive power mobility training: case report of an infant at risk for cerebral palsy Ragonesi. Pediatric Physical Therapy Volume: 24 Issue: 2 (2012-01-01) ISSN: 0898-5669 (PDF)
  3. (2012) Modified ride-on toy cars for early power mobility: a technical report. Huang. Pediatric Physical Therapy Volume: 24 Issue: 2 (2012-01-01) ISSN: 0898-5669 (PDF)
  4. (2012) Training Toddlers Seated on Mobile Robots to Drive Indoors Amidst Obstacles Xi Chen Ragonesi, C. ; Galloway, J.C. ; Agrawal, S.K. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering Volume: 19 , Issue: 3, (2012-06-11) Page(s): 271 - 279 ISSN : 1534-4320 (PDF)
  5. (2011) Power Mobility and Socialization in Preschool : Follow-up Case Study of a Child With Cerebral Palsy Ragonesi, Christina. Pediatric Physical Therapy Volume: 23 Issue: 4 (2011-01-01) ISSN: 0898-5669. (HTML)
  6. (2010) A critical review of power mobility assessment and training for children, Full Text Article (PDF)
  7. (2010) Power Mobility and Socialization in Preschool : A Case Study of a Child With Cerebral Palsy Ragonesi, Christina. Pediatric Physical Therapy Volume: 22 Issue: 3 (2010-01-01) ISSN: 0898-5669 (PDF)
  8. (2009) Power Mobility Training for a 7-Month-Old Infant with Spina Bifida Lynch, Amy PhD; Ryu, Ji-Chul PhD; Agrawal, Sunil PhD; Galloway, James C. PT, PhD Pediatric Physical Therapy: Winter 2009 - Volume 21 - Issue 4 - pp 362-368 doi: 10.1097/PEP.0b013e3181bfae4c Case Report  (PDF)
  9. (2008) EFFECTS OF POWERED MOBILITY ON SELF-INITIATED BEHAVIORS OF VERY YOUNG CHILDREN WITH LOCOMOTOR DISABILITY Butler, Charlene Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology Volume 28, Issue 3, (12 NOV 2008) pages 325–332, June 1986 (PDF)
  10. (2008) Commentary on Charlene Butler’s 1986 research in Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology  (PDF)
  11. (2007) Babies driving robots: self-generated mobility in very young infants James C. (Cole) Galloway, Ji-Chul Ryu and Sunil K. Agrawal From the issue entitled "Special issue on multidisciplinary collaboration for socially assistive robotics"  PDF)
  12. (2006) A Review of Evidence on Practices for Teaching Young Children to Use Assistive Technology Devices Philippa H. Campbell, Suzanne Milbourne, Lauren M. Dugan, and M. Jeanne Wilcox Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, Spring 2006; vol. 26, 1: pp. 3-13. (PDF)
  13. (2003) Use of Power Mobility for a Young Child With Spinal Muscular Atrophy Maria A Jones, Irene R McEwen and Laura Hansen Physical Therapy March 2003 vol. 83 no. 3 253-262
  14. (1999) Nilsson, L. & Nyberg, P. (1999). Single-Switch Control Versus Powered Wheelchair for Training Cause-Effect Relationships. Technology and Disability, 10. (PDF)
  15. Powered Mobility Vehicles as Aids in Independent Locomotion for Young Children Chiulli. Physical Therapy Volume: 68 Issue: 6 (1988-01-01) ISSN: 0031-9023 (PDF)

Professionals - websites

  1. Driving to Learn - research and development on disability (Html)

On-line articles and Conference presentations

  1. Beginning Power Mobility Therapist (Power Point Presentation)
  2. Karen Kangas - Power mobility training for children with complex needs (Html)
  3. Nilsson, L. (1996). What can be achieved by training in a powered wheelchair? A study of two multihandicapped preschool children. Masters thesis. Lund University, Department of community health sciences Dalby/Lund (PDF)
  4. Canadian Environmental Scan: Power Mobility for Preschool Children (2016)
Last Updated: May 31, 2021