The 4-Square Pillow provides a soft, safe spot for reading, napping or daydreaming. Perfectly sized for all ages.
The Able Generation Basic Play Chair is a youth positioning chair designed for use by children with physical disabilities. This wooden chair features a moveable seat which can be angled and adjusted to any height within a specified range. The seat can be lowered so the child's legs rest on the floor, enabling supported floor play. The chair includes a nylon seat belt and pads. OPTIONS: An optional footrest and tray (sold separately) are available for the regular chair. A therapeutic back insert
The Able Generation Booster Chair is a booster seat with side support designed for use by children with physical disabilities. This seat can be placed on a variety of chairs and pulled close to the table, fostering family interaction and the development of feeding skills while providing proper positioning. OPTIONS: Footrest; flat, winged, or therapeutic back supports, seat and back pads, and a pomel. SIZES: Small and regular. DIMENSIONS (WxD): The small seat is 10 x 10 inches without pads or ins
The Able Generation Module A Play Chair is a youth positioning chair designed for use by children with physical disabilities who have adequate head control and early sitting skills. This wooden chair features a moveable seat which can be angled and adjusted to any height within a specified range. The seat can be lowered so the child's legs rest on the floor, enabling supported floor play. The chair includes a nylon seat belt, pads, a flat insert back, and a pommel. OPTIONS: An optional footrest
The Able Generation Module B Play Chair is a youth positioning chair designed for use by children with physical disabilities who require additional trunk support. This wooden chair features a moveable seat which can be angled and adjusted to any height within a specified range. The seat can be lowered so the child's legs rest on the floor, enabling supported floor play. The chair includes a nylon seat belt, a winged insert back, one- or two-inch side leg pads, and a pommel. The winged back inser
The Able Generation Module C Play Chair is a youth positioning chair designed for use by children with physical disabilities who require full back, head, and trunk support. This wooden chair features a moveable seat which can be angled and adjusted to any height within a specified range. The seat can be lowered so the child's legs rest on the floor, enabling supported floor play. The chair includes a nylon seat belt,height-adjustable legs, a therapeutic insert back, a choice of one- or two-inch
The Able Generation Play Table is a cut out table designed for use by children with physical disabilities. This wooden table enables the child to be surrounded on three sides, stabilizing the arms and aiding in focusing the attention. The table tilts to five, 15, or 25 degrees. A lip on the inside and outside edges minimizes the possibility of small items, books, and papers sliding off the table when the top is tilted. This table may also be used during floor sitting or supported standing. OPTIO
The ABLEWARE Children's Seat is a youth positioning chair designed for use with children with balance, mobility, or neurological disabilities. This molded box-style seat is reversible for different seat heights and features slots to accommodate pelvic straps (not included) for use as a booster seat/highchair alternative. DIMENSIONS: The seat is 4.5 inches high on one side and 6.5 inches high on the other. WEIGHT: Less than 4.5 pounds.
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide safe classroom seating with sufficient postural support for a young adult with Down syndrome. An existing Namco Seat Rite School chair was adapted by adding 20 millimeter steel tubing shaped as an inverted U to the top of the backrest to increase the back height. The chair was stabilized to prevent tipping backward by adding a second set of rear legs at the same angle as the existing legs and bracing them by connecting the pairs with metal strips. Also adde
The Adaptive Anti-Tipping Chair is a positioning chair designed for use by children or adolescents up to 48 inches tall with neurological or physical disabilities. The chair adjusts for leg length, seat depth, and back height. It is constructed of chrome plated steel and upholstered foam, mounted on stabilizing skis to prevent tipping. A seat belt is also included. OPTIONS: Clear acrylic tray, lateral supports, pelvic supports, removable knee abductor, and foot bracket. SIZES: Child or adolescen
The Adjustable Angle Benches are designed for use by children with balance or lower extremity disabilities. These wooden benches are padded and covered with slip-resistant Naugahyde. The seat angle adjusts 10 to 30 degrees in 5-degree increments. The benches also convert to horizontal benches. SIZES: Early Intervention/Preschool and Primary/Intermediate. DIMENSIONS(WxLxH): The Early Intervention/Preschool model is 12 x 24 x 6.5 to 10.5 inches and the Primary/Intermediate model is 12 x 29 x 11 to
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable a small child with neurological disabilities to have a stable play area. Made of white pine plywood and coated in clear polyurethane, the table is height adjustable and has a torso cutout, enabling the child to move closer to the table and support himself/herself with his/her elbows while performing tasks with the hands. The chair is also made of white pine plywood coated with clear polyurethane and features a backrest, seat to floor height adjustability, an
The Adjustable Howdahug Chairs are sensory stimulating chairs for children with sensory integration disorders, autism, ADD, ADHD and Down Syndrome. Provides deep sensory input contributing to the ability to stay focused for longer periods of time. Cushioned bottom hinge provides wear and tear protection and softer rocking and sitting in the classroom. Adjustable straps can be tightened or loosened. Water and stain resistant, flexible wooden slats, canvas.
The Adjustable Kinder Chairs are high and low positioning chairs designed for use by children ages one to seven years or up to 49 inches tall with mobility or physical disabilities. Features include a firm back and seat with adjustable seat depth and back angle. Other features includes a removable abductor pad, an adjustable footrest, and an abductor activity tray. The seat height adjusts to allow the child to work or play at a regular table. OPTIONS: Casters are available. DIMENSIONS (HxW): The
The Adjustable Positioning Chair – Early Intervention, model APC100, is a customized positioning seat for designed for use by children with mild, moderate, or severe physical disabilities. The chair adjusts to meet the specific needs of each individual as he/she grows, changes, and develops. The seat is height adjustable within the chair to allow the upper extremities to be positioned comfortably at the cutout on the side frame. The seat is also angle adjustable to create a seat to back angle be
The Adjustable Positioning Chair – Preschool/Primary, model APC200, is a customized positioning seat for designed for use by children with mild, moderate, or severe physical disabilities. The chair adjusts to meet the specific needs of each individual as he/she grows, changes, and develops. The seat is height adjustable within the chair to allow the upper extremities to be positioned comfortably at the cutout on the side frame. The seat is also angle adjustable to create a seat to back angle bet
The Adjustable Positioning Chair – Primary/Intermediate, model APC300, is a customized positioning seat for designed for use by children with mild, moderate, or severe physical disabilities. The chair adjusts to meet the specific needs of each individual as he/she grows, changes, and develops. The seat is height adjustable within the chair to allow the upper extremities to be positioned comfortably at the cutout on the side frame. The seat is also angle adjustable to create a seat to back angle
The Adjustable Straddle Bench is a forward tilt seat designed for use by children with balance, neurological, or lower extremity disabilities. This bench allow one end to be raised for anterior pelvic tilt and it can be converted to a standard bench. Controlled rocking facilitates balance and righting reactions and encourages appropriate weight shifting. SIZES: Early Intervention/Preschool, Preschool/Primary, and Primary/Intermediate. DIMENSIONS(WxLxH): The Early Intervention/Preschool model is
The Adjustable Tilt in Space Chair is a youth positioning chair designed for use by children with mobility or neurological disabilities. The chair adjusts to meet the specific needs of each individual as he/she grows, changes, and develops. It features locking casters; adjustable-height footrests; seat cushion with slight anti-thrust wedge; back pad; adjustable hip and trunk guides; and a seat belt. The chair can be adjusted from fully upright to approximately a 40-degree tilt. The footrest, sea
The Adjustable Wedge, model 1775, is a therapeutic wedge that affords orthopedically and neurologically involved children the freedom of arm and leg movement while in the prone position. The front and rear legs of the wedge can be adjusted to the proper height of the child with single button locks. The features include side rails for carrying and securing the positioning straps, a Naugahyde covered foam padded top for firm, yet comfortable support. In addition, the wedge is equipped with a remov
The Alimed Aerocell II is a wheelchair cushion cover designed for individuals at risk of developing pressure sores. The cushion distributes pressure for even positioning for a more relaxed and comfortable sitting experience. The device is made out of black stretch nylon and its cover is washable. DIMENSIONS: Standard size is 18 inches length x 20 inches width x 4 inches depth. CAPACITY: 440 pound capacity. WEIGHT: 3.5 pounds. COLOR: Black. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As stated by the manufacturer.
The Bambach Saddle Seat, models BSS100 and BSS200, is a posture chair designed to improve posture and balance and relieve pain for individuals with a variety of neurological and musculoskeletal disorders. It promotes a comfortable, upright posture that maintains the spine's natural curves even in the presence of significant physical impairment. It encourages mobility by enabling users to use their feet to propel themselves around the work area with freedom of arm movement. Safe reach distances a
The Bambach Saddle Seat with Foot Platform, models BSS100+B1R and BSS200+B1R, is a posture chair designed to improve posture, balance, breathing, and head/trunk control in small children with cerebral palsy, muscular atrophy, dysplagia, brain injury, and other neuro-musculo-skeletal disorders. It provides a comfortable, upright posture that maintains the spine's natural curves even in the presence of significant physical impairment. The user maintains freedom of arm movement and safe reach dista
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Posture chair with a wide base to allow stability on uneven ground. Chair made with plastic water pipe and fittings, with the deep seat made of nylon mesh, pop riveted to the frame. There is a chest high bar which can be fitted across the front. Designed for an active child with cerebral palsy. COMMENTS: Working drawings of the chair are available from: Technical Aid to the Disabled, 227 Morrison Road, PO Box 108, Ryde, New South Wales 2112, Australia.
The BetterPosture Kneeling Chair - Standard, model F1420, is a height-adjustable posture chair designed to promote good posture and strengthen the lower back muscles. The user sits in a kneeling posture with the knees resting on a knee pad. This manually height adjustable kneeling chair has a steel frame with nylon casters. The seat and knee pad are made of supportive polyurethane foam covered with durable fabric. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 21 to 28.5 x 29 x 18 inches. The seat is 12.5 x 17.5 inches. T
The Birillo Size 1 is a gait trainer / walker specifically designed to give a child with special needs the ability to move freely and safely around the home, school, daycare, and therapy environments.
Bolster Chairs, models B3 through B4CCS, are adjustable chairs with attached desks for children with neurological or severe physical disabilities up to 48 inches tall. The B3 Series is intended for children two to six years of age up to 42 inches tall. The B4 Series is designed for children five to eleven years old up to 48 inches tall. FEATURES: Models B3CCS and B4CCS have casters, an anterior support, and adjustable lateral supports. Models B3C and B4C have 4-inch swivel locking casters. Stand
The Bolsters and Stands are therapy rolls designed for use in therapy to develop balance and posture control in infants and children with neurological and physical disabilities. The bolsters have a washable vinyl exterior over a foam-covered core with carrying straps at each end. The adjustable wooden stands support and elevate the bolsters and can be used as small benches. DIMENSIONS (Diam.xL): Bolsters are 4 x 25 inches (model AP142), 8.5 x 43 inches (model 1421), and 10 x 50 inches(model 14
The Bumbo Baby Sitter is a positioning chair designed for use by infants between the ages of 3 to 14 months who have neurological or physical disabilities or cerebral palsy. This chair is constructed so that the baby's own body weight helps to gently keep them in place and in an upright sitting position. The chair is made of low-density polyurethane. It is also latex free, hygienic, and designed to be easy to clean. OPTIONS: Attachable tray. COLOR: Assorted.
The CanDo Metal Ball Chair is a mobile ergonomic seating system designed for adults who sit in chairs for long periods of time. This chair combines ball therapy with a chair base. The ball is held securely in place. Chairs are height adjustable and come with a removable, adjustable back. Light assembly required. The 5 non-locking casters glide easily on carpet or hard surfaces. Prevents against back pain, sciatic nerve pain, poor leg circulation, and headaches. This chair has arms.
The Careflex Huggle Therapeutic Chair is designed to provide a prescriptive postural solution for those with disabilities in the classroom. The Huggle features a single frame design that can be adapted for the individual needs of a child. It comes as standard in the open Sprite configuration, though is often customized with various accessories. The Huggle’s modern design is adjustable.
The Carrie Potty Seat is a child commode designed to be positioned over a toilet or used as a free-standing unit. The shape of the commode maintains the user's legs in slight flexion and abduction to encourage bowel and bladder functions. Lateral supports and a tray help provide trunk stability. A built-in anti-thrust seat maintains pelvic positioning. The seat is made of Tumble Forms' high-density foam and covered with a flexible coating, making the Potty Seat washable, seamless, impervious to
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Chair with a cylindrically shaped seat for the child to straddle, in order to promote balance and encourage adduction and external rotation of the hip, hip and knee flexion and ankle dorsiflection. Describes child's chair made with a length of 10 inch sewer pipe on a base high enough that the child's feet rest flat on the floor. The base and backrest are made of wood. Seat and back are padded, and velcro straps may be added as thigh supports. Includes
---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted chair insert for a child with global developmental delay and epilepsy. The child had outgrown his previous insert and a new version was required. The new insert has a plywood back set at a 10-degree recline, a plywood base and footrest, height-adjustable thoracic fins, and cushions made from fabric-covered, 25-millimeter foam. There are also a range of harness mounting points, and the child uses the chair with a waist harne
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable a child to play in a sandbox. A large plastic bucket in which pickles were delivered to a fast food restaurant was washed numerous times to remove the pickle odor and was then cut to form a seat with a high back and sides. The front half was cut away in the shape of a "W," with the front indentations supporting and positioning the child's legs. The cut edges were covered with rubber padding and the seat was fixed to a circular wooden base for stability. A fo
The Chairries with Tray are positioning chairs designed for use by children with mobility and physical disabilities. Designed for play, feeding, and classroom activities, these stackable activity chairs are constructed of Baltic birch with rounded edges and corners. Features include a seat belt for secure seating and a detachable tray made of easy to clean vinyl. Six seat heights are available. DIMENSIONS (HxDxW): Size 1 is 5 x 7 x 11.75 inches. Size 2 is 7 x 7 x 11.75 inches. Size 3 is 9 x 7
The Child’s Arm Chair is a positioning chair designed for use by children with neurological or physical disabilities. Made of Blonde Mountain Ash, this chair is designed for comfort and support for home or school settings. The chair reclines from a 90 to 70 degree angle with supporting arm rests. OPTIONS: Work tray. DIMENSIONS (DxW): The seat is 10.5 x 13.5 inches. The seat height is 11 inches from the floor. The armrests are 20.5 inches from floor to top. The small back is 12 inches wide and 1
The Child's Bath Position Aid is a child bath support designed to support the child in the long sitting position in the bath. This support features an aluminum frame, adjustable double chest belts and a lap belt with plastic snap buckles, and a plastic foam seat support covered in open-mesh vinyl knit. Foam cushions protect the tub surface. OPTIONS: A 5-inch or 7-inch tray to covert the aid to a floor sitter is available. DIMENSIONS (LxWxH): The frame is 24 x 16.25 x 14 inches.
The Chill-Out Chair Rock'r is a specialized therapeutic seat that features a unique deep v design to provide additional stable support to those who need trunk alignment.
The Chill-Out Chair Roller is a specialized therapeutic seat that features a unique deep v design to provide additional stable support to those who need trunk alignment.
The Classic Portal is a treatment chair designed for therapists assisting persons with biomechanical exercises. Made from an all maple and veneer construction with an environmentally safe lacquer finish, it is designed for ideal use in a corporate, spa, salon or clinical setting. This adjustable support system takes about 30 seconds to set up. It features a QuickLock arm rest with a valuables pouch and a QuickLock face rest; a carrying case with a nylon shoulder strap and handle are additionally
The Classroom Positioner Chair is a youth positioning chair designed for use by children with mobility or neurological disabilities. This wooden chair features independent adjustment of the height, depth, and angle of the seat back and footrrest. The contoured seat cushion can be set at up to 20 degrees anterior tilt, as well as level or at a posterior tilt. The chair comes standard with a contoured seat cushion, seat belt, back pad, lateral supports, and locking casters. OPTIONS: Foot surface w
The Columbia TheraPedic Positioning Seat, model 2000, is a car seat designed for use in the transport of children with physical and neurological disabilities affecting balance and the ability to sit upright. The seat can be used by children up to 5 feet tall, and may also be used as a wheelchair insert. The unit consists of a vacuum-formed ABS plastic shell with chromed steel side tubes, fire-retardant upholstery, a five-point nylon webbing safety harness, and a nylon webbing supplementary tethe
The Columbia Bath Support is a child bath seat designed to hold a child in a normal sitting position to provide trunk stabilization and to free the hands of the individual helping to bathe the child. It may also be used in other seating applications and in supervised wading pools. The support has a secure, contoured trunk yoke. The chair frame rests on the bottom of the tub and has a soft coating to protect the tub's finish. The seat features a rustproof frame, a rip-proof mesh seat, and stainle
The Convertible Children's Chair is a floor sitter designed for use by children with physical and neurological disabilities. Designed for children aged 0 to 3, this sitter features a large, see-through tray that surrounds the child on three sides, a bucket-style seat with expandable trunk supports, and a separate snap-on abductor seat. The tray can also be used independently of the seat.
The Corner Chair has been developed specifically for young children from the age of 8 months with neurological, mobility, or severe physical disabilities who are working on improving their sitting balance. The Corner Chair is ideal for daycare, school and home environments. These chairs are designed to provide support at the back and sides of the child to improve sitting balance. These chairs are adjustable and grow with the child.
The Corner Chair is an adjustable corner seat designed for use by children with neurological, mobility, or severe physical disabilities. This chair provides support for asymetrical posture and midline control of the head and trunk. All models include a firm, padded insert which converts the V-shaped back to a three-section wing back. The seat can be raised so the child can be positioned with the hips and knees flexed or lowered so that the hips are flexed and the legs extended to facilitate long
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Corner chair with pommel and optional table made to give extra support and to keep a child from leaning backward. Instructions for building a chair (of chipboard or plywood) with a right-angled back and a pommel, made to fit the child. Can be built without a base. The optional table is built in the shape of half a donut to provide further support. Includes diagrams. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Hartrick, J TITLE: Equipment to Make: A Guide for
Free-standing molded ABS plastic seat with pommel and deep back for lateral trunk support. Separate trunk support pads or chest belt may be added, as can a modular headrest or footrest. Can be used with adjustable height table for work chair at home or classroom. Three sizes: Small and Medium with maximum seat depth of 12.5 inches and seat height of 8.5 inches. Large with maximum seat depth of 14 inches and seat height of 11 inches. Back is 18 inches high but can be cut to size before attaching
The Corner Seat is a corner seat designed for use by children with neurological or severe physical disabilities. This chair is portable for use anywhere indoors or out and can also be used in a bathtub. It has an H-strap and hip belt to stabilize the shoulders, pelvis, and trunk and a built-in abductor to help maintain leg extension and reduce thrust. Features include a broad, stable base and easy-to-wash polyethylene surface. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 22.5 x 11 x 19 inches. The base is 17 x 27 inches
The Corner Seat, model 72140, is designed to facilitate normal sitting patterns inchildren aged 2 to 8 years old who need positioning while sitting. The seat places the hips lower than the knees to interrupt abnormal muscle tone, encourages legs to roll outward for stability, and keeps the back straight to prevent rounding. It also has an abduction pommel built into the front for knee separation. The seat may also be useful with spastic and athetoid children. The chair is made of canvase stretch
The Corner Sitter is a corner chair designed for use by children with neurological or severe physical disabilities. This chair is designed to help improve posture and promote upper body control. Features include a reclining backrest with adjustable sides for lateral support. The backrest angle is adjustable from a 20 degree recline to 15 degrees prone. Other features include a hip belt and an adjustable depth, removable pommel. The chair folds flat for storage. OPTIONS: Options include a high-ba
Corner Seat supports young children in a good seated position and helps them gain independent sitting. The seat is available in three height sizes: small (6 1/2 inches), medium (8 1/2 inches), large (11 inches) and comes with built in pommel and adjustable back support. Padding, seatbelts and/or chestbelts may be easily be added. Available with adjustable tray.
The Crazy Creek Chair and Power Lounger are therapeutic seats designed for use by individuals who are unable to stand for long periods. The portable seats provide a padded seat and back support that can be used on the ground, boat deck, etc. They are constructed of coated 420 pack cloth, closed cell foam, fastex buckles, nylon webbing, carbon fiber stays and Neoprene. These seats can be adjusted from sitting to flat positions; they are waterproof and can be rolled or folded for carrying. Creek C
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To accommodate a child's disabilities to improve upper body range of motion and overall independence. The chair was built to the style of a supplied model. Features include a slightly reclined back, side panels, a drop-away pommel at the front of the seat plate, provision for fitting a pelvic positioning belt, and a footplate with footcups. TITLE: Successful Projects in Brief: Chair for Boy in Special School. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Vol 23 no 1, Autumn 2003: p.19
---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To provide a custom adaptation of a highchair for a child in a body cast who is unable to be “seated” in a conventional chair or highchair. This adaptation is can be built around any standard chair. The dimensions are determined by the child’s and the cast size as well as the chair type. The clamp arrangement in back means the adaptation is firmly held in place, yet easily removed with no permanent damage to the chair. The platform height is set so t
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Chair with cylindrical back and sides to provide support for the trunk and encourage the child' s shoulders forward. Chair made with wood and a cardboard cylinder. Lists materials needed and provides instructions for constructing the chair, which can be made with a removable pommel. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Hartrick, J TITLE: Equipment to Make: A Guide for Parents with a Child who has a Physical Disability REF: Melbourne, Australia: Health
The Desktop Portable II is a treatment chair designed to support the upper body for treatments by therapists in all sorts of environments. This seated support system features QuickLock angle adjustments designed for control of spinal alignment and cervical flexion. It is designed to support a wide range of body types and table heights. The chair is small, lightweight and comes with a carrying case. WEIGHT: Five pounds. WARRANTY: Five years.
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with neurological disabilities to eat independently. This chair has an armrest for the user's right arm made from U-shaped PVC half-pipe.The armrest is attached to an outer sleeve that moves up and down a central steel post attached to the chair platform. A cast-iron window weight acts as a counter weight to render the user's arm weightless. A foot pedal connected to a system of pulleys and levers underneath the chair platform raises the user's
The DynaDisc is an inflatable balance cushion capable of withstanding 2000lbs/sq. inch, designed for those who require additional balance and/or trunk support. It's smooth on one side and textured with pegs on the other. Use DynaDisc seated to increase balance and muscular resistance while doing exercises, or lying to improve strength and core stabilization for floor exercises.
The Elderstore Deluxe Swivel Seat Cushion is a cushioned seat designed to help the elderly, disabled, or others who have difficulty getting into and out of wheelchairs, cars, or any other seating situation. It swivels and allows the user to swing their legs out while remaining in a seated position. It is made of a dense foam resting upon a swivel base made of a durable plastic. The plastic base contains the swivel mechanism which uses ball-bearings and roller to achieve the 360 degree rotations.
The Euroflex Classic is an office chair developed for those with disabilities. Rolling wheels in combination with a flexible seat base (Flexbase) make it easy to move the chair with the feet, and transfer can be done in a safe and comfortable way. Flexbase gives stability and proper breaking. An ergonomic-shaped seat unit provides accurate seating position and comfort. The flexible adjustments in combination with a wide range of accessory options allow various individual needs to be met.
The Euroflex Clinic is an assistive clinical chair, designed for commercial use within medical establishments. Electric powered height adjustment means that clinicians no longer have to bend and stoop whilst carrying out medical procedures. Adjustments can be made with the patient in site allowing for faster patient interaction. Because the height of the seat is so easily adjusted, practitioners will be more inclined to raise the patient rather than leaning over in uncomfortable stressful positi
The First Class Chair is a youth positioning chair designed for use with children with physical and neurological disabilities. Designed to promote good feet-on-the-floor posture, this vinyl-upholstered chair is equipped with a pelvic strap and has a height- and depth-adjustable seat with up to 15 degrees of tilt. Each armrest is independently height-adjustable and they swing to the side for ease in transfer and positioning. OPTIONS: Adduction pads; headrest; and an accessory kit with a trunk har
First Class School Chairs and Accessories is designed for children with physical mobility disabilities with mild to moderate involvement. It is designed for use in the classroom, clinic or home. It can be adjusted, for single or multiple children. It features a pelvic belt and height adjustable armrests. The seat is adjustable in depth and height and has a tilt of up to 15 degrees. It is upholstered and covered in a washable vinyl. It is available in two sizes, small and large. Basic model incl
The Flip2Sit is a youth positioning chair designed for use by children with neurological or physical disabilities. This chair provides stable support while the child is sitting at the table and as a positioning seat for play once the removable back is detached and the chair is flipped over. The contoured latex-free seat is designed to help improve posture, sitting balance, and other functional abilities. Features include a two-way belt for extra hip stability, anti-slip pads to reduce movement,
ABS plastic seat ($202) and back are vacuum-formed separately and assembled to suit child. Unit sits directly on floor, with child long-sitting. Leg abduction support wings are attached to slots in base to allow adjustment of position. Available in one size for children about one to five years of age. Can be ordered with higher back, head support, seat belt or chest belt, knee straps, toy bar, or padded seat and back covers. ABS table ($180) with chromed steel frame adjusts from 9 to 11 inches i
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Rustic aids are simple aids meant for outdoor use. Simple chairs or back rests for person sitting on the ground. Instructions for a simple floor seat or corner chair for use when sitting on the ground. Drive stakes with points into the ground side by side in a pattern of a square or triangle with a 90 degree angle. The front stakes should be lower to allow movement of the arms. Includes drawings. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Caston, D. TITLE: Eas
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Legless seat with sides to allow a child with poor body support to sit on the floor to play with other children. Instructions for building a seat, made of plywood, with sides to help support a child. Includes drawing. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Caston, D TITLE: Easy to Make Aids for Your Handicapped Child REF: London, England: Souvenir Press: p 30-31. Also available from Prentice-Hall, Englewoods Cliffs, NJ. NARIC CALL NUMBER: R1798 PAGES (i
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a child with multiple disabilities with floor-level seating and positioning. The legs were cut off commercial plastic children's chairs and the edges smoothed. Four wooden holding blocks were glued to the underside of the chair and the chair was mounted to a hoop pine plywood base by screwing through the base into the holding blocks. An adjustable pelvic belt was fitted to the chair, using stainless steel bolts to attach it to the base. A slot was cut in th
The Foor Sitter is designed for use with children with balance, neurological, and physical disabilities. This lightweight, wipe clean plastic seat is designed to provide very firm back and lateral support and has an integrated gently molded pommel. SIZES: Child, model 7FLOSC, and junior, model FLOSJ. DIMENSIONS: The child's model accommodate 7 inch hips and is 9 inches from front to back. The back height is 7 inches. The junior model accommodates 10 inch hips and is 13 inches from front to back.
The Grow With Me Chair is a straddle chair designed for use by children with neurological or physical disabilities. This chair with footplate offers height and depth adjustments to accommodate the child's stages of growth from infancy through young adulthood. The chair can be used at any standard-height table and each chair includes a three-point pelvic seatbelt for ages 12 months to small adult. OPTIONS: Padded seat and back cushion, grab bar, and wooden activity tray. DIMENSIONS (HxDxW): 33 x
The Heathfield Chair with Adjustable Arms, models 6901, 6902, 6903, 6904, 6905, and 6906, is an adjustable child's posture chair designed for home or classroom use by children with physical or neurological disabilities. This chair is designed for good postural sitting with minimum support. It is a low chair with a choice of feet on the floor, dolly, footrest, or footplate configuration. The legs and arms can be adjusted independently. The seat height and depth are also adjustable. The chair is a
The Heathfield Chair with Fixed Carver Arms, models 6911, 6912, 6913, 6914, 6915, and 6916, is a child's posture chair designed for home or classroom use by children with neurological or physical disabilities. This low chair has a contoured seat and buckle strap for good postural sitting with minimum support. It is available in feet on the floor, dolly, footrest, or footplate configuraton. OPTIONS: Flat seat; Velcro strap; tray; footrest; footplate; dolly (mobile base) with 75-millimeter locking
The High Back Mobile Chair is a positioning chair designed for use by individuals with severe physical or neurological disabilities who require upper body support. The chair includes the mobile chair frame, a high backrest with push handle, pads, armrests, and footboard and sandals. The seat is available with a choice of seat tilt or seat spring action. The seat and backrest are contoured and padded, and a hip strap clips into the chair in a variety of positions to meet user needs. The armrests
The High-Low Chair is a positioning chair designed for use by children up to 45 inches tall with mobility or neurological disabilities. A pneumatic cylinder allows the chair height to be adjusted with a single lever or the seat and frome can be detached from the wheeled star-shaped pedestal base for use as a floor sitter. The colorful support seat is padded and covered in wipe-clean polymer-coated fabric. To hold the child comfortably in mid-line, the chair is equipped with a quilted cotton-line
The Howdaseat is a posture chair or web seat designed to provide correct support for the back for persons with back and lower extremity disabilities. The multi-purpose, roll-up seat is made of sanded basswood slats covered with stain and water resistant canvas. Cotton webbing straps are attached to the back and seat of the chair with a stapling and wrapping method of closure for extra strength and durability. Designed to firmly support the back, the seat wraps itself around the back and bottom w
Styled specifically to appeal to very young children and their families, and developed in conjunction with therapists and care-givers, the Bee seating system by Jenx is a playful and gentle introduction to supported seating. Providing a high level of versatility through a comprehensive range of fixed and height adjustable bases, along with a wide variety of head, trunk, leg and foot support options mean each Bee can be exactly tailored to the needs of any individual child. Adjustable back angle
Ziggy is one-of-a-kind cushion that can be used for positioning, support, comfort and imaginative play.
The Jett Step is a specialized footrest that can be anchored to a standard elementary school-sized chair allowing the student to sit with proper posture and alignment (by anchoring the front legs), as well as get sensory input from having his/her feet on a solid surface. Features 2 strips of adhesive tape, non-slip bottom and made of pine.
The Corner Seat has an adjustable height back and can be used with or without an upper back support. An abduction block is used to help keep a child well positioned, with their hips neatly back into the seat.
The Junior Ball Chair is a positioning chair designed for use by adolescents and adults with mobility or neurological disabilities. This chair is designed to be used in a classroom setting for students with processing disorders who are unable to sit for long periods or students with low tone. This active seating chair with wiggling motion is designed to enhance the student’s ability to focus in a group or classroom setting. It is also helpful for exercising, improving sitting posture, and streng
The Junior Chair is a youth positioning chair designed for use by children ages 18 months and up with mobility or neurological disabilities. This chair is designed to adapt to the child’s growth. Features include a height-adjustable seat and footrest, a removable lap bar, safety strap and a wide–footed base for stability. The chair is made of solid beech wood and is latex free. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 30 x 21 x 21.5 inches. CAPACITY: 100 pounds. COLOR: Natural wood finish.
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide supported seating for a child with cerebral palsy, developmental disabilities, and hearing and vision impairments. Made of wood, this low-to-the-floor chair and table set enables the child to sit with correct, supported posture with her legs straight out in front of her to stretch the hamstrings. The set is adjustable and can be used for eating, reading, or play. TITLE: Playing and Growing. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 25, Number 4, Summer 2005. PAGES:
The Kaye Adjustable Benches are adjustable wooden chairs designed for use by children with lower extremity or neurological disabilities. These height-adjustable benches feature tilt capability and vinyl-covered padded seating surfaces. The benches are useful for learning to move from one level to another or for progressing from floor sitting to bench sitting or from side sitting to upright kneeling, or from sitting to standing. The benches can also be used for dressing or as tables in conjuncti
The Kaye Kinder Chairs are positioning chairs designed for use by children with neurological or severe physical disabilities. These wooden chairs are designed for children between one and seven years of age up to 48 inches tall. Model K1 is a low chair designed to fit under preschool tables between 17 and 25 inches tall. Model K2 has long legs and is intended for use at standard 30-inch tables. Model K2 is suitable for children who have outgrown conventional highchairs, but still require that de
The Kaye Neat-Seat is a youth positioning chair designed for use with children ages two to six years with mobility, neurological, or other physical disabilities. Useful for traveling therapists, wooden one-piece unit combines a table and positioning chair and folds flat without tools for storage and transport. This seat provides a firm seat, back, and footrest to maintain proper postural alignment, freeing the child's arms for skilled movement. The chair is particularly useful for children with
The Kaye Straddle Seat, model SS1, is designed for use by children with neurological or lower extremity disabilities. These seats aid the child in learning to generate adequate force in the extensor muscles while maintaining weight bearing and alignment, skills needed for proper standing posture and gait. The front end of the seat can be angled downward, placing more of the child's weight on the feet. This seat also aids controlling adduction and assymetry of weight bearing of the lower extremit
The Kaye T-Seats are adjustable wooden chairs designed for use by children with lower extremity or neurological disabilities. These height-adjustable benches are designed for use with Kaye T-Tables (see separate entry) feature tilt capability and vinyl-covered padded seating surfaces. The benches are also useful for learning to move from one level to another or for progressing from floor sitting to bench sitting or from side sitting to upright kneeling, or from sitting to standing. The benches
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide seating and positioning for a child with microcephaly, epilepsy, and developmental disabilities. Made to dimensions specified by a therapist, this unit includes a chair with a footrest and a table that enable the child to be seated in a posturally and functionally correct position for learning, eating and playing. Made of plywood, the unit has a pedestal seat with a winged back for shoulder protraction. The seat and back panels are equipped with fabric-cove
The Komfort Kush is wedge foam seat cushion with a center rear cutout designed to relieve pressure in cases of hermorrhoids, injury to or surgery on the coccyx or anal area and post-pregnancy. This cushion slopes from the back of the seat to the front to tilt the user's pelvis slightly forward to restore the spine's natural lumber curve. It is constructed of high density poly foam with an ultra-suede cover that is removable for easy cleanup. It has a non-slip bottom and a carrying handle for eas
The Ladybug Corner Chair is a corner seat designed for use by children three years old and under with neurological or mobility disabilities. This chair facilitates upright sitting and head control, offers support for straight-backed sitting, and helps protract the shoulders so that arms can come forward to function in midline. The seat back adjusts forward or backward along the seat base to enable the children to sit either in a long-leg or in a conventional sitting position. In addition, the se
The Large Rifton Activity Chair Standard is a positioning chair designed for children with neurological and physical disability for use in the classroom and at home. It enables children to learn functional sitting skills while they participate in activities. The Rifton Activity Chair does not require any additional tools to make adjustments. Parents and caregivers can make adjustments with the child in the chair. OPTIONS: Spring Option - This allows the child to have user-initiated movement. It
The Leckey Easy Seat is a youth positioning chair designed for use with children with mobility and neurological disabilities. Designed to provide users with a variety of customized seating options, this seat allows for seat depth, leg height, armrest height, and backrest angle adjustment. Since the legs are independently height adjustable, the seat can also be tilted in space. Other features include an adjustable headrest, a height- and angle-adjustable tray with a molded rim to prevent objects
The Leckey Squiggles Early Sitting System (ESS) is a 3-in-1 sitting system designed to provide support in sitting for children up to 4 years and 40 pounds with mobility and physical disabilities. The Leckey Squiggles ESS encourages 3 different types of sitting: 1. Dynamic Sitting – providing support to the trunk that moves with user's movements (this is a side view); 2. Long Sitting – sitting with legs out straight, often used to help stretch out the hamstring muscles on the back of the legs; an
The Merry Motivator is a height-adjustable geriatric chair designed for use by individuals with mobility, walking, or balance disabilities. This chair is designed to enable the user to remain seated while propelling the chair with his/her feet. The design keeps the coccyx off the seat, reducing the risk of pressure build-up and ulcers. Standard features include a low pressure seat with pneumatic lift for height adjustments, a high back, washable upholstery, side pouch, a non-tip U-shaped base, f
Chair with straddle position design. Adjustable height, 8 to 11 inches. Accessories: 28 1/2 inch wide by 22 inch deep tray, adjustable pelvic strap, and handle. 22 inch by 19 1/2 inch base with swivel casters and safety railing available. .
The MJM Multi-Position Bariatric Geri-Chair, model 518-SL, is a multi-position, bariatric geriatric chair designed for use by individuals who have mobility, balance, or neurological disabilities. The chair has a PVC plastic frame with push handle, a fully-padded seat with a tall seatback, and a cushioned leg rest. The chair is equipped with four threaded-stem casters. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 22 x 21 inches. The casters are 5 inches in diameter. CAPACITY: 300 pounds.
The Mobile Corner Sitter is a posture chair designed for use by children with mobility or severe physical disabilities. Designed for children ages 4 to 8 years up to 58 inches tall or smaller children ages 8 months to 4 years, up to 39 inches tall, these chairs are intended to help children develop postural control and encourage balanced weight bearing. Features include removable, adjustable head supports; a padded removable, adjustable abductor; a height- and depth-adjustable tray; swivel loc
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a child with multiple disabilities with appropriate seating. Three wooden kindergarten chairs were modified to meet the needs of specific children. Seat and back inserts, measured for each child, were added to the standard chairs and bolted on using metal brackets. A pelvic belt and a crotch strap were added to assist with positioning. TITLE: Supporting Early Intervention. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 26, Number 3, October 2006. PAGES: 16-17. Number o
-- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a wheelchair seat that aids wheelchair users to change his or her seated position periodically. Changing position when seated for a long period of time is especially important for wheelchair users who spend almost every making moment seated. Failure to do so can result in deformities, bedsores, or considerable pain. The Swiss research group, Empa, is working with an ergonomics company to develop a new type of wheelchair seat that periodica
The MSS Tilt and Recline model 4635 and model 4636 are pediatric positioning seats designed to provide growth adjustments and optimum positioning for children with physical or neurological disabilities. FRAME: The chair is available with in a small low frame (model 4635, or medium high frame (model 4636). Each chair can be converted to a floor sitter. The low frame (small) l model raises height by 3 inches, and the high frame (medium) model raises height by 10 inches. SEAT (WxD): The seat is 9 x
The Nada Chair is an adjustable posture chair with poly/cotton pad to provide extra support for the lumbar (lower back) area. The fabric "back- sling" uses the knees to brace the back and maintain the curve of the lower spine. Webbed straps extend from the back pad around the knees while sitting. A buckle between the knee straps prevents legs from abducting. Padded around the knees and back for extra comfort. COLORS: Assorted.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: The stool helps those who struggle with fidgeting, such as individuals with Autism, ADD, ADHD or other cognitive disorders. Old crutches and scrap wood are utilized to create an adjustable seat that helps one practice self-regulation. COMMENTS: The One Leg Therapy Stool allows those with cognitive or fidgeting impairments practice self-regulation.
The Orthopod Chair is a high back posture chair designed with a back support system engineer for the human spine. This adjustable office chair features a free float and dynamic back that moves with the user; adjustable arms with 7 different height settings; a free float seat tilt that locks into any position; a totally adjustable strapping system for individual and precise back support comfort. The chair has a 5 point base with caster wheels. OPTIONS: The chair is also available with a mediu
The Pediatric Ball Chair is a posture chair designed for use by children with physical or neurological disabilities. This chair is designed to promote dynamic active sitting to strengthen a child's back and help his/her posture. The chair consists of a frame, with a back rest, that holds a therapy ball as the seat of the chair. The latex-free ball can be inflated to different sizes to accommodate the child. The frame has non-locking casters for mobility, and the four legs are height adjustable.
Smirthwaite’s stacking Plinths are structures used in the school and home environments for individuals with upper and lower extremity disabilities working on posture, balance, transfers and other therapeutic exercises.
OPTIONS: Folding Leg Plinths, Quick Fix Plinth Tray, Quick Fix Vertical & Horizontal Handrails, Plinth Half Coverboards, and Suction Hand Grips are some of options available for the plinth.
SIZES: 1, 2, 3, 4.
DIMENSIONS : Size 1 Length 1070, Width 665; Size 2 1500, Width 745;
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Lightweight back rest with a waterproof sitting area. Backrest made with 2 pieces of plywood 12 by 16 inches drilled at the top and strung together with strong twine, 2 pieces of twine on the bottom end of the boards so they open to the proper angle, and a piece of plastic coated cloth glued to the bottom of one of the boards for the child to sit on. COMMENTS: Suggests working with a therapist to determine proper angle and any necessary harness. SKILLS
The Portal Pro is a treatment chair designed for use by therapists assisting persons with biomechanical exercises. The system takes 10 seconds to assemble with its lightweight compact design and can be opened to the users preferred settings. It features tilting arm and face rests, a chest pad, seat and knee rests attached with velcro designed to comfortably support the users body; all of these components are adjustable to a multitude of settings. For this system, there is no bar that exists betw
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 the ch
The Posture Improving Saddle seat is designed to replicate an equestrian's posture to aid in reducing back fatigue and discomfort while seated. The slight forward slope shifts the pelvis forward and raises the buttocks above the knees, resulting in a semi-standing posture that discourages slouching. The sides of the seat are also sloped, spreading the knees apart (hip abduction) and keeping the pelvis upright to reduce stress on the back, shoulders, and neck. The structure also removes contact p
Premature infant supine support pillow for infants over three pounds and medically stable. Pillow is constructed of flame retardant urethane foam, covered by vinyl Staph Check 6, with quilted washable slipcover. Foam is contoured to maintain flexed position of infant, with separate head support. Pillows are color-coded by size. Three sizes: Small (tan) for infants 1250 grams to 1800 grams; Medium (blue) for infants 1800 grams to 2410 grams; Large (white) for infants 2410 grams to 3500 grams. One
Seat with individually adjustable height legs. Seat size 13.5 by 18 inches. Adjustable height 10 to 16 inches. Adjustable seat angle horizontal to 35 degrees. Fabricated of birch plywood and hard maple. Can also be used as a tray for floor sitting. Warranty available.
Chair with a flat padded bolster bench. Foot railings to maintain foot placement. with or without straps. Adjustable pelvic straps and tray. Back slots accept the TherAdapt Winged Back Insert and Thoracic Pads. 2 inch swivel casters. Bolster is 8 1/2 inches wide, 22 inches long and adjusts 9 to 15 inches in height. Tray is 28 inches wide, 28 inches deep and adjusts 5 1/2 to 8 1/2 inches cutout depth. Base is 29 by 20 1/2 inches.
Protac SenSit is a sensory chair designed to stimulate the senses while simultaneously calming the body. The chair contains plastic balls in the seat, back and side cushions, and polystyrene balls on the bottom of the chair and in the neck cushion. Additionally, the cushions on either side of the chair (which are filled with plastic balls) are long enough that they can be positioned over the body. When an individual sits in the chair, the plastic and polystyrene balls press against the body’s pr
Floor sitter with padded right angle seat to support head and torso, maintaining leg extension. Y-strap, leg abductor, chest strap, six leg straps, two hip pads, two head support pads standard. Includes tilt blocks to recline entire seat. Fabricated of birch plywood and hard maple. Stain and mildew resistant pads with vinyl covers in blue or brown. Pads snap off for easy cleaning. Optional trays available: 12 by 19, or 16 by 24 inches. K8FS small, 24 inch back height, 28 inch base length. K9FS m
The Rifton Advancement Chair is a modular seating system that promotes functional sitting for individuals with physical or neurological disabilities. This chair provides total support for people with little motor control or muscular strength. As sitting skills and strength are gained, this modular chair can be configured for decreased support. Adjustable arm prompts accommodate variable positioning, and assist in supporting posture for users that are unable to hold themselves upright for periods
The Compass Chair is an ergonomic posture chair designed to provide support and positioning for children with mild physical disabilities. The armrests are high enough to provide upper body support and encourage self-supportive sitting, yet short so that the chair can be brought right up to a table or desk. The "hug" feel of the circular armrests provides a sense of security and boundary and enables the child to concentrate. The ergonomic curves of the Compass Chair promote correct posture. OPT
The Corner Floor Sitter is a floor corner chair designed for use by children with balance, neurological, or lower extremity disabilities. Designed to provide positioning for children who need trunk support while sitting on the floor, this chair is made of laminated hardwood and has a padded, three-sided back, an adjustable hip strap, and a padded chest strap that can be placed at varying heights. Stabilizers assure a secure, non-tip base. OPTIONS: Abductor. SIZES: Model E610 is small and model E
The Low Back Mobile Chair is a positioning chair designed for use by children with neurological or physical disabilities who need lower body support. Both models include the mobile chair frame with either tilt or tilt and seat spring action, low backrest and a push handle, pads, armrests, and footboard and sandals. The seat is height- and depth-adjustable. The chair features a contoured seat and angle-adjustable backrest with pads, a hip strap that clips into the chair at a variety of positions
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
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
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
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
The Rodeo is a lightweight tilt-in-space wheelchair designed for use as a mobile positioning system for children with severe physical or neurological disabilities. The chair has 10 to 45 degrees of adjustable tilt and 90 to 105 degrees of seat-to-back angle adjustment. The seat depth is adjustable. Features include an adjustable-height handle, an angular adjustable footplate, elevating legrests, and an optional tray located under the chair for storing medical necessities and auxiliary equipment.
The padded roll (or bolster) helps the individual maintain proper hip abduction and prevents "scissoring" of the legs. The chrome plated steel front and rear legs may be adjusted to various angles. Two different chair sizes are available, Model 1750 is for children from 42 to 50 inches tall and Model 1751 is for both children and adolescents up to 68 inches tall. Seat belt is included. OPTIONS: Adjustable Lateral Supports and Clear Acrylic Tray. COLOR: Chestnut is standard. Other available color
Roll chair with back. Maintains hip and trunk flexion and leg abduction. Features: independent adjustable height front and rear legs offering range of seat angles; adjustable back height; deep roll seat; quick release seat belt. Model T3545 fits children to 50 inches tall; 8 inch diameter, 18 inch long roll seat; seat height and adjustment from floor 8 to 16 inches; back 12 inches wide by 16 inches high. Model T3555 fits children 45 to 68 inches tall; roll seat 10 inches in diameter; 22 inches l
--- "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 by 1
With an exercise ball-based design, users of the chair are able to sit in therapeutic alignment. The chair allows an individual to practice correct posture over time.
The Sciatica Saddle Pillow is designed for those who deal with sciatic nerve issues, chronic back pain or experience balance problems. This pillow helps relieve pain by off-loading pressure from thighs and shifting weight back to the pelvis, where the body is equipped to take the pressure.
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide proper positioning for a child with multiple disabilities, including cerebral palsy and lung disease. The family owned a Medifab seat and insert that was used in the car and provided appropriate positioning and support. However, they found it inconvenient to transfer the seat from the car to the house each time it was needed. The solution was to create another shell for the seat insert using an existing Medifab mobile base frame that was not being used. The
Seat2Go is a floor sitter and positioning seat designed for use by children with balance, neurological, or severe physical disabilities. This soft support has a contoured seat that prevents the child from sliding forward and improves seating posture. It can be used on the floor, in a chair, or as a stroller insert. Features include a 95-degree seat to back angle, double strap trunk support and belt, and fastening straps to secure the seat to any other chair and that store in the back pocket when
--- "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. Assembly.
The Small Ball Chair is designed for children to improve posture and balance. Consists of inflatable ball for sitting and back support. Has four non-locking caster wheels. Includes pump.
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide seating to encourage development of trunk control for children with balance or lower extremity disabilities or other physical disabilities. Made of plywood, these chairs have a low back and armrests and enable children to sit with their feet flat on the floor. The chairs are well-braced for added strength. TITLE: Happy Seating. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 27, Number 3, October 2007: p. 9-12. PAGES: 5. (including cover).
The Snug Support Wedge Positioner is a wege seat designed to support infants up to 30 inches long at a 30-degree angle. The angle is conducive to relaxation, feeding, stimulation, and to alleviate gastroesophageal reflux. The seat is covered in polymer-coated fabric for ease in cleaning and includes a hook-and-loop fastening waist and crotch belt and three adjustable bumpers for support. COLOR: Multi-colored clown print.
The Soft-Touch Sitter with Mobile Base is a floor sitter designed for use by children or adults who need positioning support. It has a soft contoured seat with an integral anti-thrust seating surface, contoured lateral and head supports, an adjustable 5-point positioning harness, and attachments straps The seat is made of seamless, latex-free, anti-microbial material that is peel- and tear-resistant, impermeable to fluids, and withstands cracking. The wood base is maple-faced plywood. The unit i
The Southpaw Sensory Rockers are contoured rocking chairs that provide gentle sensory stimulation while holding the user in a cradled position. This positioning is fine for those who only need mild vestibular input.
The Special Tomato Multi-Positioning Seat (MPS) is a youth positioning seat designed for children ages two to fourteen years old with severe physical disabilities. This chair features Hip Flex adjustment to provide seat to back angle positioning with adjustments of 15 degrees hip flexion and 15 degrees hip extension without recline. The chair adjusts to grow with the user and the cushions adjust to meet the child's positioning needs. The thigh depth extension seat cushion allows for growth. Feat
The Special Tomato Liners offer light support and comfort for your child with mild to moderate physical involvement. This product can be used to provide light structure for a child who may need additional back or trunk support. The liners are made from soft-to-the-touch materials that won't tear or puncture. The outer skin is impermeable to fluids and easily wipes clean. The liners can be taken from chair to chair (i.e. home, restaurants, airplanes, etc).
The Special Tomato Soft-Touch Sitter is a floor sitter designed for use by chiildren with phsyical disabilities. The sitter promotes proper head, neck, and trunk alignment, and can be attached to a standard chair with attachment straps, or to the optional tilt wedge or mobile tilt wedge. It is made from a soft, latex-free material that is impermeable to fluids. OPTIONS: Tilt wedge and mobile tilt wedge. SIZES: 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 25 x 12 x 12 inches (Size 1), 29 x 14 x 14 inche
SPIFFY is a molded plastic floor sitter designed for use with children's seating systems up to 12 inches wide. A tilt-in-space feature adjusts from 0 to 25 degrees, and an ABS plastic tray attached to the unit provides a lapboard play surface. Manufacturer recommended for children up to 30 months of age, this unit also provides an alternate base to a stroller, wheelchair or highchair to allow the child to play and interact more readily with his/her peers at floor level. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 16
--- "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 a C
The Square Modular Seating System (model 30-1060) is a youth positioning chair for neurologically impaired children. The brightly colored chair is made of foam and covered with a urine proof, stain and odor resistant, non- toxic material that is cleanable with a damp cloth. An 8-piece shape set is available to assure a secure fit. The additional shape set (model 30-1061, $225) consists of 4 rectangles, two triangles, one ring, and one disc. DIMENSIONS: Seating module measures 20 x 20 x 11 inches
Squishy Gel Cushions lets kids wiggle to improve concentration and attention skills while allowing them to stay in place. Place them on a child’s lap to serve as fidget toy and to provide tactile stimulation, or use as a seat cushion to allow for movement during learning time. The Fishy Gel Cushion has floating fish inside, giving kids something extra to occupy fidget-prone fingers. The Bumpy Gel Cushion contains PVC beads for children to play with.
--- "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 CALL
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable a child with cerebral palsy to us a corner chair with his legs extended in front of him. Since the Koala Chair (see separate entry) was designed for sitting with the knees bemt, an extension stool was built. Made of 10 millimeter (mm) plywood, the stool is basically a box with a top that is height adjustable using a tri-nut. The stool latches to the base of the chair and is padded with fabric-covered foam attached to the stool with Velcro. DIMENSIONS: The fo
The StraddleSitter is a straddle seat designed for use by children with physical and neurological disabilities. Designed for children from six months to three years of age, the chair provides support and proper positioning in a long seated position. Made of soft high-density foam, the chair assembles quickly and encourages normal viewing and socializing in a seated position. COLOR: Multi-color.
Strato is a classroom chair designed for children and young adults from 2 - 19 years. It is suitable for users who are able to get in and out of their chairs independently, but require minimal to moderate levels of postural support. The contoured seat tilts forward to encourage anterior tilt of the pelvis, providing hip stability as well as trunk and lower limb alignment. The design is based on the concept of ‘straddle’ not ‘saddle’, which aims to enhance function and cognitive development. OPTI
CUSTOM ADAPTATIONPURPOSE: To enable a child to have her position changed without leaving the chair. This standard child's tilt-in-space chair, designed by Technical Aids for the Disabled (TAD), Australia, was customized to meet the specific needs of an 18-month old child with Aircardi syndrome with little head and trunk control. Made of plywood, this chair adjusts from upright to 55 degrees of tilt to enable the child to sit upright for eating, drinking, etc. while providing relief from the eff
The Teen Kore Active Chair keeps older kids moving and promotes better posture and increased activity. Designed with a gently rounded ergonomic base, its slightly wobbly nature allows the user to move and flex without leaving their seat. This product can be used for teens who have trouble sitting still or could use extra help with strengthening legs, back and abdominal muscles.
The patented memory foam and ergonomic design allows the Tempur-Pedic TP1000 Leather Executive Chair to give a user therapeutic comfort and posture stability. The back cushions adjust idependently, letting one customize his or her chair for specialized support.
The Nest is an oversized positioning seat designed for use by children with neurological or severe physical disabilities. This soft seat offers surround-around comfort and security while placing child in correct 90-degree body alignment. The Nest’s center gives way slightly, firming and drawing the sides together for support. Comfortable for one child, it can be used as a place for a child and a therapist to relax and work. This seat is made of rugged nylon. DIMENSIONS: Approximately 78 x 59 inc
The Adult Angle Straddle Bench is a forward tilt seat designed for use by individuals with balance, neurological, or lower extremity disabilities. This bench can be adjusted for use as a a horizontal bench, an angle bench, or
a rocking bench (a rocker base is included). The height- and angle-adjustability provided when using the angle base promotes an anterior pelvic tilt, erect sitting posture, and increased weight bearing through the lower extremities. When using the rocker base, the bench enc
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
The TheraPedic Positioning Seat for Small Adults, model 2500, is a car seat that provides positioning and support for individuals with balance disabilities, neurological disabilities, or severe physical disabilities. The seating system includes a five-point harness, shoulder harness pads, lateral positioning pads, adjustable head pads, a crotch strap pad, and a tether strap kit. FRAME: The outside width is 23 inches. SEAT (HxLxW): 33 x 12 x 19.5 inches. The seat is designer blue and angles 95 de
The Therapeutic Fold-A-Buggy, model AP 118-15, is a stroller and positioning chair designed for use by children with neurological disabilities or severe physical disabilities. This lightweight buggy provides positioning during transport and folds for storage in a car trunk. FRAME: The steel tubing frame has reversible handles. SEAT (WxD): 13 x 10 to 13 inches. The seat has a three-point positioning belt with a depth adjustable crotch strap. The back height is 21 inches. The back also offers vari
The Therapy Bolsters and Stands are cylindrical therapy rolls for development of balance reactions, postural alignment and trunk rotation with individuals with neurological or balance disabilities. The bolsters are made of washable vinyl covered foam wrapped around a firm core. Carrying straps are attached to each end. The bolster stands are made of wood. DIMENSIONS (Diam x L): Model CB13 is 4 x 25 inches, model CB14 is 6.5 x 40 inches, model CB15 is 8.5 x 43 inches, and model CB16 is 10 x 50 in
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Prevents a child positioned on a wedge cushion from rolling over or sliding down in seat. For use in conjunction with a 10 by 5 inch Tiny Tot wedge. Wooden box has two 20 by 10 inch sides mounted on a base 20 by 13 inches. Includes photograph. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Glickman, L. TITLE: Physical Therapy. REF: Journal: Vol 61 No 1, January. 1981.
---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted tilt-in-space chair for a child with multiple disabilities. This adaptation is designed for children with special support needs, the child can be tilted back from an upright position to a 45 degree recline. This type of chair is useful for when a child needs to be upright for certain activities such as eating, but cannot tolerate this position for long periods of time. The child was measured for accuracy and the chair was m
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a child with global developmental delays and low muscle tone with appropriate seating and positioning. The chair is made of lightweight plywood and is angle-adjustable from upright to 45 degrees reclining using trinuts. This enables the user to sit upright for as long as can be tolerated and then recline as needed. The chair is equipped with a tray clamped to metal slides, making it adjustable in height and tilt, and enabling it to follow the angle of the c
Toddler Kore Wobble Chair is a seat design to allow movement when children are required to sit. The base of the Toddler Kore Wobble Chair is designed to allow movement in 360 degrees and to remain upright without tipping over. When the user stands up, the chair stays in place. The Toddler Kore Wobble Chair will allow rocking from side to side, front to back or anywhere in between. The constant motion of the chair provides feedback to the brain to help the child understand where their body is in
--- "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: E P
The Tripp Trapp Chair is an adjustable positioning chair designed to fit all people, infants through adults, with physical and neurological disabilities. Users should have some head control for maximal use since no specific head support is built onto the chair. The seat depth, back support, and foot support are adjustable and functional at any standard table. The wood construction of the chair allows possible modification for increased head support. OPTIONS: 3-inch abduction pommel, foot placeme
The Tumble Forms 2 Mobile Floor Sitter is designed to enable moving a properly positioned child with physical disabilities to another area or activity without having to reposition. The mobile base for the medium and large models are made of wood with the Tumble Forms covering and locking ball casters. The extra large mobile base is made of steel tubing with locking casters. The units come complete with a Feeder Seat (see separate entry) and Mobile Base, or the Mobile Base may be ordered separate
The Tumble Forms 2 Universal Corner Chair with Removable Tray, model 4590U, is a corner seat positioning chair designed to fit children up through adolescence or up to 60 inches tall (152 centimeters). The chair has a broad base to help prevent tipping due to extensor thrusting, and a built-in abductor block which supports a tray (included). The foam padded seat and back support have a hip positioning belt and height adjustable H-harness support. The chair’s padding allows the child to maintain
The Tumble Forms Carrie Seat, models 4641L, 4641M, 4641S & 4641SA, are positioning seating systems designed for insertion in mobility systems such as strollers, wheelchairs, or in vehicles. They may also be used at home or in school. The seats come with an adjustable footrest, headrest, and tray. Standard features include an anti-thrust seat to stabilize the pelvis; a seat back which articulates 20 degrees to accommodate abnormal trunk tone; an adjustable footrest to maintain hip, knee, and
The Deluxe Square Module Seating System, models 2797 and 2795P, are floor sitters designed to support and position children with neurological disabilities. The complete seating system (2797) includes the seat and the following geometric positioning shapes: 2 long and 2 short rectangles, 2 triangles, 1 ring, and 1 disk. The positioning shapes only (minus the base seat) are available separately (2795P). The modules are vinyl covered foam with rounded edges. The child sits in the chair with his/her
Tumble Forms Floor Sitters feature integral abductor, hip positioning strap and quick release H-belt. The exclusive Tumble Forms coating makes them easy to wash and maintain. Tumble Forms seamless covering is washable, odor and stain resistant, impervious to urine, and nontoxic. The Feeder Seat's contoured interior has a 90 degree seat-to-back relationship to encourage correct seating posture. Shoulder harness slots allow 4 inches of vertical adjustment of the shoulder straps.
The Tumble Forms Feeder Seat is designed to provide secure trunk positioning and posturally correct seating for infants or children with physical disabilities while feeding, learning, or resting. The seats feature a contoured interior with a 90-degree seat-to-back orientation, a 45-degree hip strap, and a quick-release H-belt shoulder harness with slots allowing 4 inches of vertical adjustment. The seats may be used in a chair or stroller, on the floor, or on a parent's lap. The Tumble Forms' se
The Tummy With Mummy is a foldaway baby & toddler seat with a built-in angled tummy-time platform. It includes a soft fleece mat and safety harness. An infant can use the seat for tummy-time play or to have more face-to-face interactions without lying on his or her back.
The Universal Corner Chair is a positioning chair designed for use by children and adolescents up to 60 inches with upper extremity, neurological, mobility, or severe physical disabilities. This chair aids in keeping a child’s shoulders flexed to help better focus on fine motor activities. It is also helpful in maintaining leg extension and extensor thrust. Features include an abductor block, hip positioning belt, height-adjustable H-harness and removable tray with folding support that rises to
The Up-Down Chair is a youth positioning chair designed for use by children with mobility disabilities. This chair enables children from 43 to 63 inches tall to participate in activities at any level, from floor to table top without leaving the chair; a foot lever enables a caregiver to adjust the seat to floor height as needed. Other standard features include push-button tilt-in-space adjustment from zero to 25 degrees, adjustable seat depth, height adjustable armrests, a height adjustable foot
With the Modern Ball Chair, children can exercise and focus while doing homework, reading or playing. The chair promotes the development of proper posture and increases a sense of balance while also providing sensory input to those who need it. It has a round and soft exterior and the back rest provides comfort, and helps promote blood flow to the legs. Locking casters come standard on the wheels so they are safe and can stay in one place. This chair has been an effective calming seat for childr
The Wombat is a child's adjustable positioning chair designed for use by children with mobility or neurological disabilities. This four-caster chair has an adjustable back and seat, and comes with a variety of support devices. The back adjusts manually in depth, height, and angle. The angle of the seating surface can be changed to accommodate multiple activities. In the classroom the chair can be adjusted for use by different children. OPTIONS: Available accessories include head supports, lift h
The Worm is a positional device designed for use with children from 1 to 6 years of age with upper and lower extremity motor control as a result of neurological impairments, cerebral palsy and developmental delays. The unique shape of this balance roll allows more movement possibilities and can encourage imaginative play.