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|Tire seat or swing bends head, body, and shoulders forward to help control spasticity.|
|A log or roll seat helps the child with spasticity or poor balance sit more securely with legs spread. Log should be as high as the knees. Leave a little room between the cut-out circle in the table and the child’s belly.|
|seat for a child with spasticity whose body stiffens backward|
Design from Handling the Young Cerebral Palsied Child at Home.
OTHER IDEAS FOR HOLDING LEGS APART
From Don Caston and Healthlink Worldwide
|from other parts of this book|
|"Making Therapy Functional and Fun"||
"A ‘Playground for All’ Built by Children —
|"Prevention and Early Management of Contracture"s||"How Can We Help?"||"General
|"Prevention and Early Management of Contractures"|
|A seat and table like this in the form of a fish on the ocean makes sitting in a special seat fun. So do the village-made toys (PROJIMO, seat design by Don Caston).||The seat can be used for straight leg sitting, or put on top of the table for bent-knee sitting. Other designs include 'squirrel' seats on 'tree' tables.|