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  1. STROKE REHAB EXERCISER Picture of STROKE REHAB EXERCISER ---DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable individuals undergoing stroke rehabilitation of the arms to exercise independently. This modified chair has two 5/8-inch steel "runners" firmly attached on either side with both vertical and horizontal sponge padded steel slider tubes that allow for consistent, controlled exercise of both the left and right arm, as required. Another chair on either side allows for multiple users. TITLE: The Stroke Rehab Exerciser. WEB SITE: Workshop Solutions at ht...[More Information]

  2. STROLLER INSERT. ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: A solid seat insert for the over-sized strollers with fabric seats. A wooden solid seat and back are built to rest on the metal rails of the stroller. It's covered with foam and an abductor block is attached to the front of the seat. The back can be flat or have angled side as scapular bars. Trunk supports and side blocks can be added if needed. Cover with vinyl. Includes pictures and drawing. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Adrienne Bergen T...[More Information]

  3. STUDY PLANNER ---DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To assist students with cognitive or learning disabilities to plan for tests and homework requirements. Each student fills out a daily planner for each hour of the school day. For each class, students write what was done in the class and what homework was assigned. Stdents also make notations as to when assignments are due and when tests are scheduled. Planners are signed by parents on Friday. MATERIALS: Student class planner. AUTHOR: Wendt, S. TITLE: Assisti...[More Information]

  4. STYLUS FOR CHILDREN ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To create a stylus with common household materials for children with limited fine motor control to access touch tablets. Instructions provided for making a stylus at AUTHOR: Miriam aRearrangedLife....[More Information]

  5. SUGRU DIY ACCESSIBILITY SWITCH ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY -------DESCRIPTION: A thermoplastic cuff formed to the thigh which has a pointer attached to it. This device allows an individual to point on a communication board, play certain musical instruments, paint, etc. PURPOSE: To offer students who have some control of hip movements (but very poor or absent head, arm, or hand control) a method for interacting with the objects in their environment. MATERIALS USED: 1 x Tattoo Foot pedal, 1 x 5 gram SUGRU rubber co...[More Information]

  6. SUPERMARKET BINGO --- DO IT YOURSELF --- PURPOSE: To teach supermarket recognition and mobility to students who are blind or who have low vision. Following foundational lessons in store layout and product identification, students should be familiarized with the primary parts of a specific local store, as well as locations related to those parts. The focus should then be on specific sections with the understanding that most products found within a section are related to each other. When these concepts are in place...[More Information]

  7. SUPPORT FOR DROOPING HEAD. ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: A pulley device to assist holding head erect for persons with degenerative disease of the central nervous system. A three foot wooden ski tip has a slot cut in the tip and a stationary pulley is mounted on the back of the ski. The ski is installed vertically in the middle of the back of the wheelchair by use of U-shaped metal clamps which fasten the ski to the back upholstery of the chair. a smaller pulley is attached at midline about 6 inches belo...[More Information]

  8. SUSPENSION STAND. ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Adjustable stand for holding instruments. The suspension stand is a wooden stand on a wheeled base. The mast of the stand is perpendicular to the base and can be adjusted 3 to 5 feet. Perpendicular to the mast is a 2 foot arm with a hook from which small instruments can be suspended. The stand can be used with people in beds, wheelchair or on the floor. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR:Clark C. and Chadwick, D. TITLE: Clinically Adapted Instrum...[More Information]

  9. SWIMMING NOODLE PIECES TO PREVENT INJURY -------- “DO IT YOURSELF” ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a light weight, easy to carry foam noodle pieces to protect a child with myoclonic jerks from injuring his- or herself during shopping trips. Using a swimming pool noodle; cut the noodle into sections which can cover the metal areas of the shopping cart. These pieces are easy to construct, light weight, and easy to carry while protecting the child from injuring themselves in the shopping cart. MATERIALS: Swimming pool noodle. TOOLS: Cu...[More Information]

  10. SWING DOWN CLOTHES RACK. ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Hinged clothes rack provides full access to upper clothes rack for persons in wheelchair, or those of short stature. Closet is divided into two levels, with an accessible height lower rod. the upper rod is hinged by attachments to the walls. It swings down by grabbing a vertical bar which then becomes a standing support when the closet rod is in a horizontal position. This type of hardware is sold by companies specializing in closets and storage, a...[More Information]

  11. SWINGBOARD -------- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To provide a do-it-yourself device allowing for vestibular activity for a child with mobility disabilities that is also safe, partially self-sustaining, and easily moved. The swing board is a plywood base with 6 inch tall holding boards. The holding boards prevent the child from rolling off the side of the swing board. The child can lay prone or supine on the board while a caretaker pushes him or her to create the vestibular stimulation of swingin...[More Information]

  12. SWITCH ADAPTED GIGGLE PIG ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To make a toy accessible by adding a switch for children with limited fine and gross motor development. PREPPARATION Step 1: For this Instructable you will need the following: 1. Drill with 1/4 inch or drill bit. 2. Glue Gun. 3 Soldering iron and solder. 3. Wire strippers and two pieces of small gauge wire. 4 Jelly bean Switch or similar to test your work. 5. Small electronics sized Philips screw driver. 6. Giggle pig, cow, do...[More Information]

  13. SWITCH ADAPTED MOUSE Picture of SWITCH ADAPTED MOUSE ---"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable individuals with upper extremity or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury to use a computer mouse. To adapt a mouse, disassemble the mouse. (Caution: disconnect the mouse from the computer before attempting any modifications. Electric shock can occur otherwise.) Using a screw driver, locate and remove the fastening screws on the mouse. (These are usually located on the underside of the mouse and may be hidden). Some mice require add...[More Information]

  14. Safe Bath Plug. ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Plastic tube used as a bathtub plug to keep water from getting too deep. A piece of semi rigid plastic tubing about 6 inches long, small enough to fit in the plug hole of a bathtub, is wound with plastic insulation tape to make it a good push fit. This can be pushed out with the toe, or a cord or chain can be attached to the top to allow it to be pulled out. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Caston, D TITLE: Easy to Make Aids for Elderly People RE...[More Information]

  15. Sand Tray. ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Box to hold damp sand for a child to play in. Sturdy box made of solid timber or exterior grade plywood fastened with nails and waterproof glue, with 2 battens on the bottom to allow the box to be more easily picked up. Box dimensions are 12 by 13 inches, and 6 inches deep. Should be painted inside and out. Place on a piece of plastic to protect the floor. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Caston, D TITLE: Easy to Make Toys for Your Handicapped...[More Information]

  16. Sandwich Feeder. ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Sandwich holder to enable a person with no hand use to eat independently. Thermoplastic sandwich holder, developed for a person with quadriplegic cerebral palsy, which allows the person to take a row of bites then slide the sandwich forward with the chin to continue. Includes photograph. COMMENTS: For further information contact Dr Roy Norris, Rehabilitation Engineering Center, 2021 North Old Manor, Wichita, Kansas 67208. REC funded by NIHR grant G...[More Information]

  17. Scanning Blackboard. ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Scanning blackboard allows students with limited or no communication skills to participate in classroom activities. A 4 foot square board is constructed to handle responses from 4 students. The upper portion of the board contains 4 sets of 4 lights. The student's names are written in this area. The remainder of the board is divided into 12 equal areas in which desired responses to various questions are written. A response switch tailored to each ch...[More Information]

  18. Scissors Operator. ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device to provide a means of using a pair of scissors without holding them in the hand, and without the hand being flexed. Describes scissor operator made of plywood, a piece of doweling, a rubber band and various nuts, bolts and screws. The device holds the scissors with the grips in a vertical position; to cut takes a downward motion on the dowel-handle, and the rubber band acts as a spring to open the scissors again. Includes diagrams and photog...[More Information]

  19. See-Saw. ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Rocking platform to provide movement for a child. Rocking board made of plywood 18 by 30 inches with the rocker 3 by 18 inches. Battens 1 by 1 by 12 inches are put near the ends of the board to prevent fingers or toes from being pinched. Includes instructions and drawing. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Caston, D TITLE: Easy to Make Aids for Your Handicapped Child REF: London, England: Souvenir Press: p 74-75. Also available from Prentice-Hal...[More Information]

  20. Self Aspirator. ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device to allow a person with a tracheostomy and no functional arm use to suction independently; developed by a polio patient. Describes device made of a 4 ounce plastic bottle with a 1 inch long india rubber stopper with two 1/4 inch holes in it, and 1/4 inch plastic tubing; a short piece to reach the mouth, and a longer one which remains plugged into the trach. The bottle is held in place at the patient's shoulder, reachable by turning the head. ...[More Information]

  21. Separating Wheelchair Wrap. ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Wrap that can be zipped apart horizontally so either the bottom or top cape part can be worn separately. Instructions and pattern for sewing a full length (but not closed at the bottom) wheelchair wrap with quilted lining. Zips open from waist to bottom, neck to waist, and, using two zippers, horizontally at waist level. Includes list of materials and photographs. SKILLS REQUIRED: Sewing. AUTHOR: Kernaleguen, A TITLE: Clothing Designs for the Handi...[More Information]

  22. Shaped Foam Wedge. ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Foam wedge with side supports for older children with severe physical disabilities. Describes construction of a foam wedge with side supports made from foam mattress, covered in waterproof material (vinyl or terylene) with a terrycloth removable cover. Includes drawings, possible uses and comments. Does not provide instructions for the covers. SKILLS REQUIRED: Plastics. Sewing. Assembly. AUTHOR: Hartrick, J TITLE: Equipment to Make: A Guide for Par...[More Information]

  23. Shaving Foam Dispenser. ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device to allow a shaving foam (or any aerosol can) to be operated by pushing down a handle. Useful for those with limited hand function. Aerosol can dispenser made with a 4 by 6 inch wooden base, a 1 by 1 inch upright fastened to one side drilled with several holes to correspond with the heights of various cans, and a cross handle 2 by 1 by 6 inches with a 1 inch U cut to fit around the upright. The handle is fastened to the upright with a wing nu...[More Information]

  24. Shirt or Blouse with Underarm Gusset. ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Extra fabric for the underarm of a blouse or shirt sleeve to allow greater moving ease. Explains how to insert an underarm gusset. Includes photographs. SKILLS REQUIRED: Sewing. AUTHOR: Kernaleguen, A TITLE: Clothing Designs for the Handicapped REF: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: University of Alberta Press: p 66 NARIC CALL NUMBER: R0866 PAGES (including cover): 2 1978....[More Information]

  25. Shirt with Back Opening. ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Shirt that opens up the back as well as front for ease of dressing for persons with limited movement. Instructions for putting a lightweight zipper in the back of a shirt, giving alternatives of using snaps or velcro discs for closing. Includes photographs. SKILLS REQUIRED: Sewing. AUTHOR: Kernaleguen, A TITLE: Clothing Designs for the Handicapped REF: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: University of Alberta Press: p 54-55 NARIC CALL NUMBER: R0866 PAGES (i...[More Information]

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