Adaptive Kneeler For Handicapped Children.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Box-like frame intended to hold a child in a two point kneeling position. Instructions for building a plywood rectangular box with L-shaped sides to be as high in front as the child's armpits but lower in back to allow visual inspection. The frame is built so that a slat can be slipped behind the child to maintain hip extension. The child kneels on a thick piece of foam which extends only to the ankle to encourage ankle dorsiflexion. The frame is approximately 25 inches long by 11 inches wide (fastened to a slightly larger base for stability), 15 inches high in front and 6 inches high in back. Includes diagrams and photograph. COMMENTS: Use of this device should follow evaluation and recommendation by a physical or occupationl therapist. Patent pending on this device known as Trudeau Kneeler. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Coletti, T; Weaver, J; Jacquard, S TITLE: Adaptive Kneeler for Handicapped Children JOURNAL: Physical Therapy REF: Vol 59 no 7, Jul 1979: p 886-887 PAGES ( including cover): 2 1979.

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