Customised SupportBy TAD Journal, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 7-8
Publication Date: October 2008
Article describes a seating arrangement and a standing frame customized for a child with cerebral palsy. The assistive devices were provided by Technical Aid to the Disabled (TAD) in New South Wales, Australia and customized by volunteers for the three-year-old boy. The Koala Corner Chair has a pedestal seat with a winged back and is used with a seat cushion and pelvic belt. It comes with a large adjustable height table with lipped edges that stop objects from falling off. The chair was customized with additional head support, an adjustable height footrest, a saddlebow for the seat, and casters with locking brakes. An extension box that fits over the footplate allows the boy to sit with his legs extended to stretch his hamstrings. The Lazy Squirrel standing frame has a plywood base and timber side posts with backing and support straps made of outdoor furniture mesh fabric. The base was customized with casters to allow it to be moved around the house. The Squirrel also features a removable, height adjustable tray mounted on shelf bracket strips on its side posts.
Assistive Products Discussed: KOALA CORNER CHAIR
STANDING FRAME ADAPTATION OF THE LAZY SQUIRREL
Published by: Technical Aid to the Disabled (Website:http://www.tadnsw.org.au)