Special Education: Lifts and Transfers

Special Education
Special Education: Lifts and Transfers

The goal of this course is to help school staff members who assist students with special needs to avoid common injuries that occur during lifting and transferring students. Topics covered include injuries and prevention, types of equipment, and how to lift and transfer properly in common situations.

  1. Full Course - 30 minutes
    This version is designed for any school staff member who may assist a special needs student
Course Authors
Richard Ferdinand, MS, PT
Richard Ferdinand, MS, PT, has worked as a registered physical therapist since 1973. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy from California State University-Long Beach in 1973, and a Master of Science degree in physical therapy from Boston University in 1978. Mr. Ferdinand specializes in the treatment of work-related injuries, as well as injury prevention and ergonomics. He has taught back injury prevention programs to special education employees across the state of California, using techniques adapted from those proven to reduce patient handling injuries in hospitals.