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 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
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 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.
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.
--- "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
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 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
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
--- "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 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 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
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 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
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- Description: Two vinyl covered foam blocks to place between the sides of the chair and the hips while the student is seated.
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 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
---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create custom adapted Kangaroo chair and table set for a child with developmental delays. The child has had a Kangaroo chair and table set for several years. The Kangaroo is generally designed to provide well-supported long floor sitting for children up to primary school age, and has a chair with a winged back support and a height-adjustable table. However, the child still needs long periods on floor sitting to stretch his legs and loosen his leg
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 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
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 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
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
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.
The Neutral Posture Chair - 6000 Series is an adjustable office chair designed for use to provide back support while working at a desk. This chair has a high back with adjustable back height and angle and an inflatable lumbar pad. This chair features six seat size and contour options with adjustable seat height, depth, angle, and tension. It has adjustable arm height, width and 360-degree armpad rotation. The 6000 Series also has a plastic outer shell and a multi-function mechanism with seat sli
--- "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.
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 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 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
--- "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.
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
Sit and Support Ring Bright is a 6-inch semi-circle ring designed for use by individuals with limited postural control as a result of developmental delays or neurological impairments. It is designed to provide comfort and support for little ones to feel independent. The ring is made of polyurethane foam covered in reinforced, phthalate-free vinyl to create a comfy and stimulating environment. It is made for floor use only.
--- "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).
--- "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
--- "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
The Teen/Adult Ball Chair, model 678, is a posture chair designed for office use by individuals with balance disabilities or back problems. This ball-shaped chair is designed to take pressure off the spine, reduce muscle tension, improve balance, and strengthen the torso. Features include an adjustable back rest and a latex free ball that can be inflated to the height of the user. DIMENSIONS: The ball is 22 inches. CAPACITY: 600 pounds. COLOR: Color may vary.
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 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
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
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
X:Panda is a multi-adjustable dynamic seat, designed for children with limited postural control and mobility associated with cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury or dystonia. The back is dynamic, making it possible for the child to extend and push back against relatively light resistance and then regain the desired sitting position. The back is lockable which could be preferred in feeding situations and required when being used in transportation. The back can also be angled to make it possibl
The ZackBack Posture Chair is an adjustable office chair that provides postural support for individuals with back pain. This chair has two adjustable back support pads, one at the lower thoracic level and the other in the sacral region. The chair's sacral support stabilizes the pelvis in its proper neutral position, while the chair's lower thoracic support elevates and stabilizes the rib cage. Together, they prevent a slumped sitting posture.