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 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 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 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 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 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
---- 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
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 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 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
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 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 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 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,
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 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
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 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.
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 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 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 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
--- "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.
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 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.
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
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 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 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
--- "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.
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
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 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 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
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