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Bathroom Step Block

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---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted step block for an individual with cerebral palsy and developmental delays to use when using a bath seat. Caregivers had purchased a sliding bath seat which had adjustable legs, but the adjustment was not enough to cover the full 150 millimeter difference between the bath and the bathroom floor. It was originally suggested to extend the outside legs of the seat so they reached the floor. However, the seat was quite high and caregivers were uncertain if the individual could sit on the seat easily from outside the bath. A custom design was created to solve both problems. A step block was built for the individual to use to get up onto the seat. It also covered the 150-millimeter gap. The step block was made from 9 millimeter plywood, coated with waterproof varnish, and it was covered with non-slip strips on the top. The step block can be easily removed using a grip hole when other residents need to use the bath. TITLE: Simple but effective. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 30, Number 3, July 2010: p. 14-15. PAGES: 3 with cover.

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