I am sorry if this question was posted previously.
My 7 year old son is still ambulatory, but over the summer we got a wheelchair for family outings and such. We are having an IEP review meeting tomorrow and the school PT is asking that the chair be brought in to school so they can use it. She is concerned for his safety; he is not always watching where he is going and is easily distracted. About a week ago he fell on his way to the cafeteria because he tripped over another child's foot who was sitting at a lunch table. The aid who works with my son, as well as my husband and I, have NOT noticed any increased falling lately. His walking gait has changed and is exaggerated, but he gets around just fine (no stairs though). OK so how have others dealt with wheelchairs in schools when their child was still ambulatory and not needing it beyond long family outings? Have you brought the chair in for school their use? If so what parameters did you set for its use. I DO NOT want my son thrown in the chair for liability reasons...my concern is his safety as well as not undermining his current ambulatory state. Help!
Yours in HOPE!