Power wheelchairs (PWCs) offer children who are unable to independently opportunities for participation in social, educational, and leisure activities. Unfortunately, children who have severe cognitive, motor, or sensory impairments may need extended training to be able to master the PWC skills needed to "qualify" for their own PWC. The IndieTrainer system was developed to address this need. The IndieTrainer system is comprised of the IndieGo device and video-game modules. The IndieGo device temporarily converts a manual wheelchair into a powered wheelchair, thereby allowing children to remain in their own manual wheelchair and use their own custom seating system during power wheelchair skills training activities. The video-game modules are integrated into the IndieGo device such that the video games can be played on a TV screen using the specific access method used to control the IndieGo (i.e., switch or joystick). The IndieTrainer system is designed to allow a child to practice power wheelchair skills as part of the video-game modules or as part of more traditional power wheelchair skills training activities wherein children are able to actively explore the environment and practice executing actual wheelchair skills. This study will evaluate the use of the IndieTrainer system in children with cerebral palsy, ages 5-21 years.
3 Primary · 2 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Immediately after the conclusion of the intervention
25 Total Participants · 0 Treatment Group
Primary Treatment: Treatment · No Placebo Group · N/A
Age 5 - 21 · All Participants · 5 Total Inclusion CriteriaMark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you: