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  1. POSITIONING CHAIR Picture of POSITIONING CHAIR --- CUSTOM ADAPTATION --- PURPOSE: To provide proper positioning for a child with neurological disabilities. An existing Sebel Hobnob Junior Chair was modified to meet the child's specific needs. A height-adjustable footrest that slides out from under the seat was added. The chair was also equipped with glides on the legs for easier movement, and ant-tips were added to the rear legs. For more precise support, a removable lateral plywood insert was added to the seat. The insert was removable when...[More Information]

  2. RIFTON STATIONARY CHAIR LARGE (MODEL R613) Picture of RIFTON STATIONARY CHAIR LARGE (MODEL R613) The Rifton Stationary Chair, model R613, is a positioning chair designed for individuals 53 to 72 inches tall with mild physical or neurological disabilities. Intended for individuals who can walk with assistance and do not need a chair on wheels, this chair enables the child to sit properly positioned with feet on the floor (or with the footboard at floor level). The Stationary Chair comes with the chair frame, and a choice of the low backrest with armrests and pads or the high backrest with ar...[More Information]

  3. RIFTON STATIONARY CHAIR MEDIUM (MODEL R612) Picture of RIFTON STATIONARY CHAIR MEDIUM (MODEL R612) The Rifton Stationary Chair Medium, model R612, is a youth positioning chair designed for use by individuals 42 to 55 inches tall with mild physical or neurological disabilities. Intended for individuals who can walk with assistance and do not need a chair on wheels, this chair enables the child to sit properly positioned with feet on the floor (or with the footboard at floor level). The Stationary Chair comes with the chair frame, and a choice of a low backrest with armrests and pads or a high ...[More Information]

  4. RIFTON STATIONARY CHAIR SMALL (MODEL R611) Picture of RIFTON STATIONARY CHAIR SMALL (MODEL R611) The Rifton Stationary Chair Small, model R611, is a youth positioning chair designed for children 36 to 46 inches tall with mild physical or neurological disabilities. Intended for children who can walk with assistance and do not need a chair on wheels, this chair enables the child to sit properly positioned with feet on the floor (or with the footboard at floor level). The Stationary Chair comes with the chair frame and backrest with armrests and pads. The seat depth is adjustable, and there is...[More Information]

  5. RIFTON TODDLER CHAIR (MODELS E760, E770, & E780) Picture of RIFTON TODDLER CHAIR (MODELS E760, E770, &  E780) The Rifton Toddler Chairs are positioning chairs designed for use by children with physical or neurological disabilities. Made of solid maple, these chairs are designed to encourage normal posture while discouraging abnormal patterns. The calf rest swings and locks at the desired angle for varying degrees of knee flexion. The footrests adjust separately for vertical height position, and can pivot out of the way to facilitate transfers. All models include a hip strap. OPTIONS: Tray, suction cup ...[More Information]

  6. Roller Chair. ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Tubular chair with a straight back allowing a child with spastic cerebral palsy to sit with legs apart and feet flat on the ground. Chair made of plywood and hardboard. Two 8 by 8 pieces of wood rounded at the top are joined by 3 struts, two on the bottom, one on top. A piece of plywood 15 1/2 by 20 inches rounded at the top is screwed to the back. Hardboard (14 by 21 1/ 2 inches) is soaked overnight then bent over frame and tacked into place. A 1 ...[More Information]

  7. Sleek Seat. ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Positioning seat to hold a child's legs in a flexed position, bring the shoulders into protraction and allow the hands to come together midline. Chair made from a large cardboard or PVC tube cut into the shape of a chair with edges padded with foam tubing, and a hole cut out of the area behind the head. The seat is a velcro-attached cotton sling, adjustable in depth, suspended in the tube. Includes drawings. SKILLS REQUIRED: Plastics. Sewing. Assem...[More Information]

  8. Square Chair. ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Chair with sides and a pommel to provide support for a child who cannot sit alone. Instructions for constructing a chair of plywood - 1 back, 1 seat and 2 sides - and a dowel for a pommel. The pommel can be made adjustable by drilling several holes it can fit; it can also be padded, as can the chair. Includes drawings and a list of materials needed. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Hartrick, J TITLE: Equipment to Make: A Guide for Parents with...[More Information]

  9. Standard Chair Conversion: 2: Backrest. ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: High back provides more support in a classroom chair. Back for a classroom chair made of plywood to fit the width of the chair and torso height of the child. Additional head support and harnesses depend on medical advisor. Includes drawing. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Caston, D TITLE: Easy to Make Aids for Your Handicapped Child REF: London, England: Souvenir Press: p 38-39. Also available from Prentice-Hall, Englewoods Cliffs, NJ. NARIC ...[More Information]

  10. TEEN / ADULT BALL CHAIR (MODEL 678) Picture of TEEN / ADULT BALL CHAIR (MODEL 678) The Teen/Adult Ball Chair, model 678, is a posture chair designed for office use by individuals with balance disabilities or back problems. This ball-shaped chair is designed to take pressure off the spine, reduce muscle tension, improve balance, and strengthen the torso. Features include an adjustable back rest and a latex free ball that can be inflated to the height of the user. DIMENSIONS: The ball is 22 inches. CAPACITY: 600 pounds. COLOR: Color may vary. ...[More Information]

  11. THERADAPT POSTURE CHAIR WITH LUMBAR SUPPORT The TherAdapt Posture Chair with Lumbar Support is a posture chair for preschool/primary or intermediate aged children. The Posture Chair positions child in a semi-kneeling position with forward tilting seat, keeping the back straight and the pelvis in proper position. The seat is height adjustable with dual adjustable knee pads. The chair has front castors. SIZES: Preschool/primary fits children 3 to 4 feet tall; Intermediate fits children 4 to 5 feet tall. OPTIONS: Velcro straps, seat belts, t...[More Information]

  12. TRIANGLE CHAIR ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Triangle chair to provide back and side support and to keep a child's legs apart. Describes chair made of 3 quarter-circles of plywood fastened together to make seat and support sides; 2 dowels are fastened to the front of the seat to keep the child's legs separated. This can be used on the floor or fastened to a standard chair. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Finnie, N R TITLE: Handling the Young Cerebral Palsied Child at Home REF: New York:...[More Information]

  13. ZACKBACK POSTURE CHAIR Picture of ZACKBACK POSTURE CHAIR The ZackBack Posture Chair is an adjustable office chair that provides postural support for individuals with back pain. This chair has two adjustable back support pads, one at the lower thoracic level and the other in the sacral region. The chair's sacral support stabilizes the pelvis in its proper neutral position, while the chair's lower thoracic support elevates and stabilizes the rib cage. Together, they prevent a slumped sitting posture....[More Information]

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