The current body of knowledge is lacking criteria for vision, cognition, and psychological functioning and how they affect power wheelchair use. Assessment and training is a common issue for all clinicians working in the field during powered mobility rehabilitation. Research has shown that the skills required for safe powered wheelchair driving are consistent with the skills needed for safe automobile driving (Massengale et al., 2005).
For the first time instead of using task skills, process skills were introduced as part of a powered mobility assessment with the development of the Assessment of Learning Powered mobility (ALP) tool.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Valadez, Vannessa and McShane, Cally, "Assessing and Predicting Safe Power Mobility Use in Adults" (2019). Occupational Therapy Graduate Student Evidenced-Based Research Reviews. 45.