2017-10-10, 1 in 6,000 to 1 in 10,000- but 100% to CRT- SMA - Mobility Challenges and Solutions 10.10.17

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Kay E. Koch, OTR/ATP will present. Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a rare disease of the alpha motor neurons. The purpose of this course is to provide attendees an overview of this disease and to better understand the mobility and positioning challenges associated with SMA. A variety of solutions will be presented and discussed.

Learning Outcomes:
The participant will be able to list three symptoms and characteristics of each of the 4 types of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).
The participant will be able to describe the equipment and mobility and seating considered for a person with SMA.
The participant will be able to describe the equipment and mobility and seating considered for a person with SMA.

Kay has over 33 years seating and wheeled mobility experience. She is a graduate of the Occupational Therapy program at The Ohio State University and is a RESNA fellow. Her focus has been on seating and positioning, wheeled mobility and assistive technology solutions. An ATP since 1996, Kay has spent her years as an OT in various roles, from clinician to manufacturer rep, DME reviewer and as a Joint Commission surveyor. Her professional interests also include education, training and the accreditation process. She has presented at conferences nationally and internationally, and authored articles in professional publications. Currently she works for The vanHalem Group, a division of VGM, as their rehab team supervisor for documentation review of prescreens, audits and appeal for assistive technology equipment and The Joint Commission as a DME/Homecare intermittent surveyor.