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Functional Hiking Technique By: Liz Motley. Basic info Pages 381-389 Alt: ICAN/Hiking Authors: Janet. A. Wessel (1979) and adapted by Joan Burlingame.

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1 Functional Hiking Technique By: Liz Motley

2 Basic info Pages Alt: ICAN/Hiking Authors: Janet. A. Wessel (1979) and adapted by Joan Burlingame (1990) To Administer: 3 hours To score: 15 minutes For: People with MR/DD, must be ambulatory

3 Basic Info cont. Purpose: To determine the clients ability to demonstrate the basic skills necessary to hike independently. Assessment Measures: Five Skill levels broken into Focal Points (see later slides) Supplies needed: Pictures of and actual equipment used to hike. Reliability: None reported Who can access: Anyone able to 1. Read 2. Basic knowledge of disability's 3. Moderately strong hiking skills and techniques Comments:1979 ICAN was used in classroom, no report forms for medical charts, 1990 version specifically for medical charts.

4 Skill Level 1:Select proper attire for hiking Focal Points Comfortable pair of high-topped shoes or boots Thick and thin pair of socks Comfortable pair of pants Suitable Shirt Suitable Rain Gear Suitable Jacket

5 Skill Level 2:Mature pacing without assistance Focal Points Hike with steps that are a consistent distance apart and with an even pace Focus eyes ahead and frequently at feet for obstacles Watch for fallen or low-hanging obstacles

6 Skill Level 3: Uphill and downhill hiking technique Focal Points Hike uphill with the weight on balls of feet Maintain a slow, steady pace with rest intervals approximately every five to seven minutes Hike uphill with weight on the heels and knees bent slightly

7 Skill Level 4: Moving under obstacles Focal Points Check for loose braches or rocks before proceeding under obstacles Check for safety on other side of rocks Help others behind him/her

8 Skill Level 5:Moving over obstacles Focal Points Check for loose branch's or rocks Check safety on other side of obstacle Help others behind him/her

9 Any Questions???? VDs VDs

10 Works Cited Functional Hiking Technique P from Assessment Tools for Recreational Therapy and Related Fields Fourth Edition By Joan Burlingame and Thomas M. Blaschko Published by Idyll Arbor, Inc. in 2010


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