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Much of the work of the seating and wheeled mobility professional focuses on independence: moving via a manual or power wheelchair.
But when independent mobility is not possible, what objectives should the seating and wheeled mobility team set for themselves and their client?
One example of that scenario is the child who has cerebral palsy and has been classified at GMFCS Level V.
Understanding GMFCS Scores
The Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) describes a child’s motor function while also indicating the level or complexity of mobility-related assistive technology a child would be expected to require, according to the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation (cparf.org).
A GMFCS score (see National Seating & Mobility’s CFO, Chuck Bodner, has been interim CEO since July.