Category: Modular Seating System

Seating Support

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---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted seating support for a child with dystonic cerebral palsy. When sitting in a chair, the child pushes his pelvis forward and becomes uncomfortable, and the child concentrates more on sitting than on his books, crafts, and other activities. The family attempted to remedy the seating issue by adding a two-piece insert, the commercially available “tomato seat;" however, this device did not secure properly to the chair. The child’s treatment team contacted the TADNSW services, and a custom adapted solution was created. To stop the movement of the inserts, a wooden base was created on which both the seat and backrest components of the insert were mounted and held in place. The base with the insert's two pieces were strapped tightly to the chair. A pommel was added to the base of the seat to stop the child from pushing himself forward and off the seat, and a foot support was created as part of the wooden base on which the child could rest his legs and to hold his body in place. The foot support can be folded backward toward the frame for easy transport of the entire base with attachments enabling the family to use the device on chairs at restaurants and other places outside the home. TITLE: Sitting in Comfort. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 31, Number 4, Spring 2011: p. 10. PAGES: 2 with cover.


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Technical Aid To The Disabled (TAD)
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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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