I was talking with a mom last week during the IFSP (Individualized Family Service Plan) meeting, about getting her child into a stander now that he is approaching 9 months old. This little boy has increased tone in his extremities with decreased head and trunk control, very limited use of his arms and hands yet. Mom knew about standers from her private therapist; in fact they were also planning to try one in private therapy that same week we discussed standing. Mom was all ready to try one, but wondered what the stander was going to help him do. Read more
Routines based intervention (RBI); has become the new way to support families and children with developmental delays or disabilities for early intervention. But what does this really mean? I think physical and occupational therapists have evolved over the past few years in really getting into what this looks like. Read more
I’m very excited to write my first official blog! I thought I’d tell you a bit about me and my plans for this blog. Feel free to speak up and tell me what you think and if there are any topics you’d like me to discuss (or not to discuss if you’ve heard it too many times). Read more
Using a wheelchair can make children stand out in an unwanted way among their young peers. There are a lot of ways to customize a child’s wheelchair to make it a point of interest and a great conversation piece to draw other children in and have them asking questions. The market for customization has expanded from more than custom paint jobs, saddle bags, and seat covers. You can have superhero spoke covers and armrest animals to bring a visual interest and comfort to your child’s chair. Read more
Configuring the EasyStand Zing MPS is about building a stander for the needs of your child, client or facility. Our order form is designed to guide you to the stander you both want and need. You will notice on some sections of the order form, “(must select one)” is indicated. Why is this? It allows for total customization to fit individual needs. The base itself is not usable as a standing frame without these components. Read more
We’ve been exceptionally busy the last few months here at EasyStand gearing up for the release of a product unlike anything else on the market: the Zing MPS! A lot goes into designing a new product: market research, countless hours of design (HUGE shout out to our amazing in-house R&D team!! They are seriously brilliant.), obtain feedback from endusers, caregivers, and therapists, and that’s not including everything that comes after the design has been finalized!
Increasing the physical activity level of Americans can be read about everywhere you turn; from articles talking about reducing obesity to helping us become more heart healthy. In the month of February, we are particularly more attuned to our heart health with Valentine’s Day and National Heart Month. But how do families with children with disabilities help their child get a heart healthy work out? Read more