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Q&A with the Creators of EazyHold – Flexible Universal Cuffs

Once in awhile, a new product hits the market that can be a game changer.  In my opinion, the EazyHold flexible universal cuffs, appear to have accomplished this by helping children (and adults) with physical disabilities.  Since I have a big interest in entrepeneurship, I thought it would be great to hear about the story […]

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Follow Up Questions about Modifications and Adaptive Equipment in the Classroom

Once a piece of adaptive equipment or modification is put in place to use with a student, therapists need to follow up frequently.  Whether the adaptive equipment is a pencil grip, standing frame or weighted vest, on going assessment is needed.  Have you seen modifications recommended ie sensory break and it never gets carried out? […]

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Free Assistive Technology Resources

If you are a new or seasoned pediatric occupational and physical therapist, the world of assistive technology and adaptive equipment is constantly changing.  Here are many resources that can help guide you to select the most appropriate technology.  Access to Independence Website – Michelle Lange is one of the top OTs in the field of […]

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Comparing Seating Systems

Pediatric Physical Therapy published a single case study comparing physiological functioning, communication switch activation, and response accuracy in a 19-year-old young man with quadriplegic cerebral palsy and neurological scoliosis using 2 seating systems within the school setting. A alternating treatment design was used recording data from the following conditions: baseline (standard planar inserts), using a […]

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5 Tips to Promote Participation of Children with Disabilities in Physical Activities

The recommended amount of physical activity daily for children is at least 60 minutes per day. This can be difficult to accomplish for any children with the busy schedules that face this young generation today. For children with disabilities, this can be very difficult to achieve each day for various reasons. Pediatric occupational and physical […]

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FREE Digital Magazine for Rehabilitation Technology

I came across an excellent FREE resource on adaptive equipment and rehabilitation technology.  I was reading the Rifton Newsletter (which is also a great resource) at http://www.rifton.com/adaptive-mobility-blog.  In one of the articles, the author referred to a digital magazine article from the NRRTS – National Registration of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers.  The first article I read was […]

Do It Yourself: Sound Ball

Here is a simple adaptation to create a ball that makes some noise.  This is a great tool to work on catching or hitting a ball for children who are visually impaired or who are just learning how to catch.  By adding the noise to the ball, it provides additional sensory input for the child […]

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Modifying Motorized Cars for Powered Mobility

Pediatric Physical Therapy is offering free access to an informative article on how to modify off the shelf motorized cars for early powered mobility for children with physical disabilities.  The article is entitled, Modified Ride-on Toy Cars for Early Power Mobility: A Technical Report, and it describes a variety of car models along with how […]