The Canadian Foundation of Occupational Therapy Master’s Scholarship will help advance the research towards the implementation of the Wheelchair Skills Program in occupational therapy practices. Despite the supporting evidence and the availability of the Wheelchair Skills Program since 1996, its uptake by occupational therapists in rehabilitation centres is sub-optimal. In pediatric rehabilitation, wheelchair skills training is not routinely offered to children and adolescents using this mobility device. Results of this study will enable the development of a pediatric-specific Wheelchair Skills Program knowledge translation intervention to guide the change in practice process and improve occupational therapy interventions. The ultimate goal by training safe, independent and efficient wheelchair skills is to, most importantly, improve the social participation of wheelchair users.
- July 2019-Geneviève Daoust, 2018 COTF Master’s Scholarship Recipient
- June 2019 Blog – Julianne Brown, 2018 Barb Worth Emergent Leader Award Recipient
- May 2019 Blog – Maude Beaudoin, 2018 COTF/Invacare Scholarship Recipient
- April 2019 Blog – Rebecca Van Schyndel, 2018 Thelma Cardwell Scholarship Recipient
- March 2019 Blog – Samuel Turcotte, 2018 COTF Doctoral Scholarship Recipient