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Gooseneck Feeding Device.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Gooseneck holder for spoon to provide resistance against uncontrollable arm movements. A gooseneck with an angle clamp can be purchased. A lock-on accessory with a push button release is attached to the end of the gooseneck and silver brazed to the eating utensil to be used. In the example described a T bar handle was also brazed onto the end of the utensil to provide better support for a person with uncontrolable movement. A commercially available lazy susan plate with a plate guard was used to provide access to all the food on the plate. Includes pictures. SKILLS REQUIRED: Metalworking, Assembly. AUTHOR: Maribeth Mills TITLE: A Gooseneck Feeding Device REF: Journal article: American Journal of Occupational Therapy, Vol 37 No 2, Feb 1983: p 112. 1983.

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