Mobility Management: What Makes an ATP Great?

In our March 2020 issue, Mobility Management is asking what qualities make an ATP (Assistive Technology Professional) successful. For this survey, an ATP clinician is an Assistive Technology Professional who has a clinical degree (such as an Occupational or Physical Therapy degree) and works in a clinical capacity, such as by performing wheelchair evaluations.

An ATP supplier is an Assistive Technology Professional who provides (recommends/sells/fits) the seating and wheelchair equipment.
 
You do NOT need to be an ATP to answer the survey.
 
We ask your name and other details to sort the survey’s responses. But at the end of the survey, you can ask us to keep your name and identifying details, such as your credentials or years in the industry, confidential. If you choose that option, we will use your responses, but we will not reveal your name or personal details.
 
Thank you for sharing your experiences and observations with us. We appreciate your time. — Editor

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* 1. Your name

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* 2. Your academic credentials and/or professional position (e.g., ATP, OT, PT, CDRS, funding specialist, service technician, manager/leadership position, wheelchair user)

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* 3. Your current or most recent employer in the complex rehab technology (CRT) or mobility industry is/was:

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* 4. On a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 meaning “Not important at all” and 5 meaning “Extremely important,” how important is each of these qualities to the success of an ATP clinician (ATP working as a clinician)?

  Not at all important Somewhat important Important Very important Extremely important
Formal education (e.g., degree in Occupational or Physical Therapy)
“On-the-job” knowledge gained through personal experience
Clinical knowledge of seating/wheeled mobility and function
Knowledge of current seating and mobility equipment choices
Knowledge of funding and documentation requirements, processes, etc.
“Emotional intelligence” when working with clients/families and colleagues
Flexibility/adaptability during procurement process
A commitment to continuing education
Industry participation (e.g., participation in advocacy events, consumer events, standards committees)

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* 5. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 meaning “Not important at all” and 5 meaning “Extremely important,” how important is each quality to the success of an ATP supplier (ATP working as an equipment provider)?

  Not at all important Somewhat important Important Very important Extremely important
Formal education (e.g., degree in Occupational or Physical Therapy, engineering)
“On-the-job” knowledge gained through personal experience
Clinical knowledge of seating/wheeled mobility and function
Knowledge of current seating and mobility equipment choices
Knowledge of funding and documentation requirements, processes, etc.
“Emotional intelligence” when working with clients/families and colleagues
Flexibility/adaptability during procurement process
A commitment to continuing education
Industry participation (e.g., participation in advocacy events, consumer events, standards committees)

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* 6. Of the following qualities, please choose the three most important, with 1 being the most important; 2 being the second-most important; and 3 being the third-most important. If a quality is not within your top 3, mark it as "Not one of the top 3 qualities."

  Most important (#1 quality) Second-most important (#2 quality) Third-most important (#3 quality) Not one of the top 3 qualities
Formal education (e.g., degree in Occupational or Physical Therapy, engineering, etc.)
“On-the-job” knowledge gained through personal experience
Clinical knowledge regarding seating/wheeled mobility and function
Knowledge of current seating and mobility equipment choices
Knowledge of funding and documentation requirements, funding process, etc.
“Emotional intelligence” when working with clients/families
Flexibility/adaptability during procurement process
Trouble-shooting abilities during procurement process
A commitment to continuing education
Industry participation (e.g., participation in advocacy events, consumer events, standards committees)

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* 7. Are there any other important ATP qualities not listed here? What are they?

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* 8. Number of years you’ve worked in the complex rehab or mobility industry:

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* 9. Can we use your name in the survey story?

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