Category: Seizures

Modified Dining Chair

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---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted dining chair for a young woman with Dravet syndrome, an intellectual disability and epilepsy. Her seizures are severe and hard to control. When the young woman was younger she use to sit at the kitchen table using a high chair but as she got older, she outgrew the high chair and now needed a new way to sit comfortably at the dinner table. Upon initial evaluation, the assessment team tried a TAD Michelle Tilt-in-Space Supportive Chair but it was not well suited for the young adult as she had difficulty getting in and out of the chair. The TAD volunteer modified one of the family’s own dining chairs. Two armrests were added to the chair to keep the young woman comfortable and safe in case she lost balance. A tray was added that the young woman could use to play or eat. The tray can be removed so that the chair can still be placed under the dining table. The armrests and tray were stained to match the rest of the chair so the chair fitted in to the family’s dining space and the young woman could participate in family dinners. TITLE: Bethany’s Chair. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 33, Number 1, 2013: p. 11. PAGES: 2 with cover.


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TAD is a charity organisation that has the authority to fundraise. TAD uses volunteers dedicated to the design, construction and provision of aids for people with disabilities. Members of TAD provide a resource pool comprising a range of design, engineering, rehabilitation, computer, therapy and other professional and technical skills. Aids custom-designed by TAD volunteers are described in the TAD Journal.

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