Children with special needs can often benefit from adaptive products to help make their daily lives a little easier, a little more comfortable, or maybe just a little more fun. As a parent of a child with cerebral palsy, the following are my favorite products of 2015.
This simple grip assist strap easily attaches to anything additional grip is needed. Think toys, tools, utensils…really anything! It enables children and adults with limited or no grip strength to have a more independent lifestyle.
- Ez-pz Mats
The ezpz Happy Mat is a placemat + plate in one that suctions to the table. The design captures messes and doesn’t allow for tipped bowls or plates. Great for children with special needs.
- Firefly Go-To Seat & Floor Sitter
This postural aid is a lightweight, portable seating solution for children needing additional support and stability. Great for inclusion with family and friends during activities.
- Ppod by Specialised Orthotic Services
This bean bag-like postural aid combines a symmetrical or custom molded support that is perfect in homes, daycares, and other areas with limited space.
- Nessie & Mat by Specialised Orthotic Services
Nessie and optional mat accessory is made from a comfortable, flexible, low-density foam molding specifically shaped and designed to give effective positional control during therapy and play time.
- EasyStand Zing MPS
The EasyStand Zing Multi-Position Stander (MPS) is a pediatric standing frame that allows a child to experience the benefits of standing in several different positions without having to change, turn or flip pads and foot plates or transfer a child in and out of the stander. It is also available with leg abduction, which is great for proper joint development.
- JAY Footboxes
JAY Foot Boxes reduce the risk of skin breakdown or injury that may result from periods of high tone. Also great in aiding in the prevention of injuries to legs and ankles of children and adults and can fit on most adapted seating devices and wheelchairs.
- Convaid Trekker
This pediatric wheelchair is lightweight, portable, and super easy-to-use. It is designed for all-day comfort and support and offers the flexibility of 180 degree reversible seating that lets occupants either face forward or face their caregivers.
- Geleeo Cooling Pad
This cooling pad is excellent for children who have difficulty regulating body temperature or overheat easily.
- Kyler Koat
The Kyler Koat is a winter coat provided to children with special needs at no cost upon completion of request and application. The coat is designed to be easily put over a child’s head in any wheelchair and is arm free.