Category: Eating Disabilities

Feeding And Toileting Devices For A Child With Arthrogriposis.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Feeding device to allow a person with no arm use to use a spoon or fork with head control. Simple device made with a small wood block 2 3/4 inches square and 1 1/ 4 inches high; a dowel 3 inches long and 1/2 inch in diameter; a nail with a flat head; a stationary-type clothespin; and a 4 or 5 ounce lead fishing sinker to provide weight. Provides instructions and photographs. The clothespin, which swivels on top of the dowel, holds the spoon or fork which is placed in it by the child using his or her mouth. COMMENTS: Article also describes a slide on potty toilet. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. Assembly. AUTHOR: Hall, K A; Hammock, M TITLE: Feeding and Toileting Devices for a Child with Arthrogriposis JOURNAL: American Journal of Occupational Therapy REF: Vol 33 no 10, Oct 1979: p 644-647 PAGES (including cover): 4 1979.


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