Wheelchair Skills Program Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine Wheelchair Skills Program

   
 



Témoignages

Voici des exemples de commentaires recueillis à propos du Programme d'habiletés en fauteuil roulant (WSP):

  • En 2003, Olga Kilkens et ses collègues ont publié un article dans la revue Clinical Rehabilitation (volume 17, pages 418-430) dans lequel ils présentent une revue systématique de 24 articles traitant tous de l'évaluation des tests d'habiletés en fauteuil roulant. Les auteurs concluent que "The Wheelchair Skills Test is the only test that has been adequately tested on both validity and reliability".
  • Après avoir observé le Programme d'habiletés en fauteuil roulant (WSP) en 2004, Nenad Kostanjsek, de l'Organisation mondiale de la Santé, l'a décrit de cette façon : "low tech, high impact. "
  • Rick Hansen, lors d'une entrevue accordée à la radio CBC à Halifax le 2 mai 2005, a déclaré : "I thought it was fantastic to see what (the Wheelchair Research Team is) doing in terms of taking the issues about accessibility and mobility and wheelchairs and compressing them into an environment where you can understand the risks, the skills and the opportunities. What I love about what they're doing is that they are actually disseminating that information. It is being widely utilized and picked up all around the world. ... this kind of knowledge will help so many people and help them to be safe and skilled and effective; to be able to get around".
  • Le 16 novembre 2009, Marty Ball, vice-président des ventes chez TiLite, a déclaré après avoir participé au camp d'entraînement aux habiletés en fauteuil roulant d'une journée complète : "I can hardly believe the class success in such a short time span, but you did point out that the sequence of skills has a lot to do with that....You guys are way ahead of your time with the skills program. To me, the time has come for this to become a part of every user's and every therapist's education. There are far too many of both that do not get the best of their mobility because they do not know how.... Therapists need to have skills as much as users need them, in order to teach them".