Category: Seizures

Bath Steps For Child With Angelman Syndrome

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CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide customized bath steps for a child with Angelman Syndrome. To assist the child’s mother with reducing lifting and relieving back strain from assisting her daughter in getting into the bath, a step-stool with a rail on one side was designed. A 19-millimeter piece of steel tubing was used for the frame, and was painted with white enamel. The stool has a 720-millimeter high hand rail on one side, and no rail on the other side. No railing on one side allows the child to swing her legs around and into the bath freely. The retractable lower step is 40 millimeters wide, mounted on standard drawer runners, with a pad bolt to prevent it from retracting while in use. The drawer runners were shortened so the stool can be stored in a small space between the bath and vanity. Safety Walk strips were fastened to the two steps and the legs were fitted with rubber tips. The child can now climb up the steps and into the bath rather than being lifted. TITLE: Putting Margauz to Bed. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 28, Number 3, October 2008: p. 12-13. PAGES: 3. (including 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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