ISWP’s Training Working Group is working to ensure people who need wheelchairs are provided with properly fitted chairs through competent training, testing and delivery.  The Working Group promotes dissemination and rollout of World Health Organization (WHO) Wheelchair Service Training Packages, including Basic, Intermediate, and Managers and Stakeholders.  The group also supports capacity building of wheelchair services and monitoring of personnel within the services to meet WHO guidelines. Working Group members include doctors, trainers, wheelchair technicians, university professors, consultants, and others who are experienced in wheelchair training and provision.

Two subcommittees comprise the Working Group:

Competency:  Supports development of the ISWP Wheelchair Service Provision Basic and Intermediate tests, as well as the Trainee Competency Assessment (TCA) for the Training of Trainers course. Promotes mentoring for wheelchair service providers to improve skills to better assess, prescribe and fit wheelchairs and postural support devices.

Integration:  Integrates wheelchair provisioning into pre-professional training curricula via evidence-based training materials and methodologies.

If you want to learn more or interested to participate in this group then please contact Krithika Kandavel at [email protected]

Accomplishments

Member List

Name Organization Sub-committee
Dave Calver UCP Wheels
Barbara Crane Plymouth State University Integration
Alia Alghwiri University of Jordan Integration
Hassan Sarak University of Jordan Integration
Hasan Alkhawaldeh University of Jordan Integration
Hanan University of Jordan Integration
Samantha Shann WFOT Integration
Gail Freidhoff-Bohman AT-Retired Integration
Ilse Caballeros Free Wheelchair Mission Integration
Ritu Ghosh Mobility India Integration
Michelle Hollier UCPRUK Integration
Thais Pousada Universidad de la Coruña Integration
Uta Prehl Humanity & Inclusion Integration
Teresa Plummer Belmont University Integration
Sue Eitel Eitel Global
Sarah Frost Independent Consultant Competency
Charles Kanyi Motivation UK Competency
Eliana Ferretti Federal University of Sao Paulo (UNIFESP)
Lauren Flaherty Motivation Australia
Ritu Ghosh Mobility India
Mary Goldberg — Chair University of Pittsburgh Competency, Integration
Dietlind Gretschel Dietlind Gretschel Physiotherapy Competency
Eldar Husanovic Human Study
Chapal Khasnabis World Health Organization
R. Lee Kirby Dallhousie University Integration
Tchai Xavier Independent Consultant
Xavier Lemire Humanity & Inclusion
Sergio Mainetti CBM International
Jess Markt International Committee of the Red Cross
Rob Mattingly Independent Consultant
Kylie Mines Motivation Australia Integration
Sara Munera Whee
Patience Mutiti Motivation UK
Jamie Noon Consultant
Paula Rushton University of Montreal Integration
Elsje Scheffler DARE Consult Competency
Nicky Seymour Motivation Africa Integration
Samantha Shann Northumbria University Integration
Celia Stubbs Motivation UK
Nekram Upadhyay Indian Spinal Injuries Centre
Nicole VanderZouwen Free Wheelchair Mission
Eric Wunderlich Latter-day Saint Charities
Megan D’Innocenzo University of Pittsburgh Competency, Integration
Krithika Kandavel University of Pittsburgh Competency, Integration
Alexandria Miles University of Pittsburgh Competency, Integration
Yohali Burrola University of Pittsburgh Competency, Integration
Nancy Augustine University of Pittsburgh Competency, Integration
Maria Toro Hernandez University of Pittsburgh Competency, Integration

Meeting Recaps

Special Training Working Group meeting regarding WSP Certification Project preliminary results:

Credential Training Presentation, July 20, 2017 — Size: 1,413KB

Meeting Recording, July 20, 2017

Training Working Group Meeting Recaps

2019

Training Working Group, August 28, 2019 — Size: 216KB

2018

Training Working Group, July 25, 2018 — Size: 74KB

Training Working Group, February 28, 2018 — Size: 210KB

2017

Training Working Group, September 27, 2017 — Size: 210KB

Training Working Group, August 23, 2017 — Size: 207KB

Training Working Group, July 26, 2017 — Size: 165KB

Training Working Group, May 24, 2017 — Size: 166KB

Training Working Group, April 26, 2017 — Size: 204KB

Training Working Group, March 22, 2017 — Size: 270KB

Training Working Group, February 22, 2017 — Size: 272KB

Training Working Group, January 25, 2017 — Size: 208KB

Competency Subcommittee Meeting Recaps

2019

Training Working Group – Competency Sub-Committee, July 16, 2019 — Size: 187KB

Training Working Group – Competency Sub-Committee, March 6, 2019 — Size: 181KB

Training Working Group – Competency Sub-Committee, February 6, 2019 — Size: 179KB

Training Working Group – Competency Sub-Committee, January 16, 2019 — Size: 200KB

2018

Training Working Group – Competency Sub-Committee, September 5, 2018 — Size: 181KB

Training Working Group – Competency Sub-Committee, July 17, 2018 — Size: 207KB

Training Working Group – Competency Sub-Committee, April 4, 2018 — Size: 181KB

Training Working Group – Competency Sub-Committee, March 7, 2018 — Size: 199KB

Training Working Group – Competency Sub-Committee, February 21, 2018 — Size: 178KB

Training Working Group – Competency Sub-Committee, January 10, 2018 — Size: 178KB

2017

Training Working Group – Competency Sub-Committee, December 6, 2017 — Size: 180KB

Training Working Group – Competency Sub-Committee, November 1, 2017 — Size: 186KB

Training Working Group – Competency Sub-Committee, September 6, 2017 — Size: 179KB

Training Working Group – Competency Sub-Committee, July 6, 2017 — Size: 179KB

Training Working Group – Competency Sub-Committee, June 7, 2017 — Size: 184KB

Integration Subcommittee Meeting Recaps

2019

Training Working Group – Integration Sub-Committee, November 8, 2019 — Size: 277KB

Training Working Group – Integration Sub-Committee, August 14, 2019 — Size: 183KB

Training Working Group – Integration Sub-Committee, July 10, 2019 — Size: 150KB

Training Working Group – Integration Sub-Committee, May 8, 2019 — Size: 195KB

Training Working Group – Integration Sub-Committee, February 13, 2019 — Size: 174KB

2018

Training Working Group – Integration Sub-Committee, November 14, 2018 — Size: 309KB

Training Working Group – Integration Sub-Committee, October 10, 2018 — Size: 148KB

Training Working Group – Integration Sub-Committee, August 8, 2018 — Size: 153KB

Training Working Group – Integration Sub-Committee, July 11, 2018 — Size: 157KB

Training Working Group – Integration Sub-Committee, April 11, 2018 — Size: 143KB

Training Working Group – Integration Sub-Committee, March 14, 2018 — Size: 136KB

Training Working Group – Integration Sub-Committee, January 10, 2018 — Size: 158KB

2017

Training Working Group – Integration Sub-Committee, December 13, 2017 — Size: 186KB

Training Working Group – Integration Sub-Committee, October 11, 2017 — Size: 143KB

Training Working Group – Integration Sub-Committee, September 13, 2017 — Size: 153KB

Training Working Group – Integration Sub-Committee, August 9, 2017 — Size: 158KB

Training Working Group – Integration Sub-Committee, June 14, 2017 — Size: 155KB

Training Working Group – Integration Sub-Committee, April 12, 2017 — Size: 260KB

Training Working Group – Integration Sub-Committee, February 23, 2017 — Size: 147KB

Training Working Group – Integration Sub-Committee, January 11, 2017 — Size: 535KB