Do It Yourself

Adaptive Kneeler For Handicapped Children.

Description: 

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Box-like frame intended to hold a child in a two point kneeling position.

Add-On Tray, The

Add-On Tray, The
Description: 

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To keep crayons, drinks, and other items within reach of a wheelchair user. The add on tray shown was custom built of 3/8-ply to slide over the standard wheelchair tray.

Address File Communication Board.

Description: 

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Communication board consisting of a rocker switch connected to a small battery powered address file with pictures, symbols or words on the roll of paper, intended to facilitate communication for severely disabled

Adjustable Alignment Device For Blind Putter.

Description: 

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Gives blind golfers a way of keeping putters aligned with the direction of the cup. Can also be used for putting in miniature golf.

Adjustable Angle Key Holder.

Description: 

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device allows alternate hand positions to be used when holding a key to unlock a door. Photo shows one example of key lengthened by attaching simple hardware.

Adjustable Armrest For Disabled Artist.

Description: 

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Adjustable angle device to support the arm of an artist while painting or drawing.

Adjustable Book Rest.

Description: 

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Book rest which adjusts to hold the book at many angles. Book rest made of wood, with wing nuts and bolts to provide adjustability. Provides shopping list of materials needed, instructions and diagram.

Adjustable Communication Board.

Description: 

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Card or small object holder intended as a communication board. Describes plywood board with slots, to hold picture cards, made of plywood strips, a vinyl pocket to hold the cards, and a small shelf.

Adjustable Floor Table.

Description: 

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Floor table adjusts to set work area at proper height and angle for child. Plywood table with 12 inch by 18 inch top.

Adjustable Height Silverware.

Description: 

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Fork or spoon attached to an L shaped handle for use by persons with limited arm movement.

Adjustable Opening Pot Lifter.

Description: 

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Lifter, or handle for picking up small roasting pans, cake tins and other small pans with a lip.

Adjustable Work Carrel.

Description: 

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Work carrels, one with an adjustable work surface, the other with a hinged work surface to allow variation in placement including people needing to use their feet.

Aid For Closing And Opening Doors From Wheelchairs For Entering And Leaving The Home.

Description: 

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device to push or pull a door shut from a wheelchair. Aid made of a piece of broom handle or dowel with a crutch tip on one end and a leather loop at the other, which can be hung on a hook by the door.

Aid For Inserting Paper Into Typewriter.

Description: 

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Aid to insert paper into typewriter for those with minimal hand function. Paper insert attachment is for the end of a mouthstick or for use with a quad cuff typing stick.

Aid For Putting On Socks.

Description: 

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device to help pull on a sock for a person with insufficient knee bend to reach the foot. Materials include heavy paper (the weight of a file folder), a yard or so of twill tape and 2 stocking garters.

Aid For Removing Gas Cap.

Description: 

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Adapted knob turner can be used by those with limited hand function to remove automobile gas caps. Drill a hole in the center of a small piece of wooden rod or dowel that will serve as the handle.

Aid To Independence: Hand Splint For Cerebral Palsied Children.

Description: 

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Hand splint to enable a child with cerebral palsy to hold a pencil, crayon or stick. Discusses construction of the splint, rationale for use and advantages and disadvantages.

Algebra Teaching Aid

Description: 

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To assist individuals who are blind in learning to multiply monomials.

All By Myself

Description: 

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To help children with fine motor and grasping difficulties turn the pages of a book. Materials Needed: Book, several empty daily lens cases, adhesive (glue or tape).
Instructions:

Alphabet And Number Caps

Alphabet And Number Caps
Description: 

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY -------
PURPOSE: Caps can be used in activities to help children learn to recognize letters and numbers.

MATERIALS:
Gatorade caps - orange, 1/2-inch EZ Stick Letter set (caps and numbers)

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