Bio-mechanical Assessment of The Mandt System Technical Skills
by Chris Van Ee, Ph.D.
“A biomechanical assessment of the physical skills of the program was performed by participation in a 3 day workshop with Mandt trainers. During the workshop the author experienced each of the techniques from an observer…” read more…
The assessment Dr. Van Ee performed is the basis for the ergonomic assessments of each of the physical skills used in The Mandt System®. The ergonomic assessments demonstrate how Mandt System® physical skills maintain as much safety as possible for individuals served, and for staff. While no physical skill is without risk, Dr. Van Ee closed his assessment with these words: “The Mandt System, Inc. should be commended for their ongoing efforts in developing and expanding their system which provides many alternatives to the use of physical restraint. When the use of physical restraint becomes necessary, staff and clients can be assured that the risks associated with use of The Mandt System® have been minimized through planning and research.”
State Approval Assessment of The Mandt System Curriculum
by Steve Coleman Ph.D. Florida State Agency for Persons with Disabilities
Curriculum has a strong verbal component. It stresses prevention and early intervention to de-escalate behaviours prior to the need for physical intervention. The curriculum has a long standing training history and requires 100% performance on written and physical components. It sufficiently covers the Florida requirements and is a strong curriculum in many areas.
The system appears to be sound in all important respects. It is recommended for approval.