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IC20 – Developing Competencies for Seating and Mobility Specialists

Program ID : IC20.2017
Webinar Length of Time: 1.25 Hour

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Maureen Story, BSR(PT/OT)
Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children
Vancouver, British Columbia

Maureen Story is a Physical and Occupational Therapist who works on the Positioning and Mobility team at Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children in Vancouver, B.C. She is a clinical instructor at the University of B.C. She has presented at numerous conferences both Nationally and Internationally. She has been involved in international health projects in both India and China. Maureen is the Chair of the International Seating Symposium, Vancouver.

Catherine Ellens, BSc. OT
Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children
Vancouver, B.C.

Catherine Ellens is an occupational therapist who has worked at Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children on the Positioning and Mobility Team since 1997 and has been the team leader since 2014. Catherine is currently Clinical Faculty at the University of British Columbia. Catherine has coordinated and taught many student placements and clinics and has won awards as a result of her work. Catherine has been a member of the ISS Vancouver committee since 2008.

Note: Faculty for this activity have been required to disclose all relationships with any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services, with the exemption of nonprofit or government organizations and non-healthcare related companies.

* No conflicts have been disclosed.


It takes time and comprehensive training to become a proficient seating therapist or technician. We wanted a systematic way to train new therapists and technicians on our team, identifying present skills and targeting knowledge gaps. The CAPE (Competence Assessment, Planning and Evaluation) Tool was chosen.

We will review the CAPE tool, discuss the process used to develop this tool and demonstrate how we used it to define competencies for both seating therapists and technicians.

Learning Objectives

Upon viewing this webinar, participants will be able to:


CEU Registration and Cost

0.125 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be awarded to individuals for viewing 1.25 hours of instruction.
The cost for the webinar is $59.00

Instructions to Obtain CEUs

go to the RSTCE web site at: www.rstce.org

    1. Enter user name and password or create new profile
    2. Select Webinars
    3. Select the webinar: IC20 – Developing Competencies for Seating and Mobility Specialists
    4. Complete your registration

A payment confirmation will be sent via e-mail.
(Allow 10 minutes for the database to process payment and send a confirmation e-mail).

After viewing the webinar

    1. log back into database and Select Post Tests and Evaluation for: IC20 – Developing Competencies for Seating and Mobility Specialists
    2. Select and complete Post Tests and Evaluations

You will receive your CEU Certificate via e-mailed as a PDF file (Please allow 10 minutes for the database to process your certificate and send it to your e-mail)

The University of Pittsburgh, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences awards Continuing Education Units to individuals who enroll in certain educational activities. The CEU is designated to give recognition to individuals who continue their education in order to keep up-to-date in their profession. (One CEU is equivalent to 10 hours of participation in an organized continuing education activity). Each person should claim only those hours of credit that he or she actually spent in the educational activity.

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Updated | 06.21.2017