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|Some people with disabilities need assistance to achieve and/or maintain a position that enables them to participate in daily activities. They may have difficulty maintaining a functional seating position that allows purposeful movement without undue fatigue. They may have difficulty moving to the area to participate in the functional task. Assistive technology is available in all of these situations.|
|Individuals with Seating, Positioning and/or Mobility AT Needs & Possible Recommendations|
Case Study Forms – SETT Framework
Infant with Down Syndrome / Low Muscle Tone
Possible Recommendations: A low-tech solution to provide support to engage in play would be to use pillows, a boppy pillow or positioning wedges for support for maximal function. A mid-tech option would be the VersaForm positioning pillow which allows for more individualized positions.
Individual with Cerebral Palsy / High Muscle Tone
Possible Recommendations: A low-tech solution to provide support and minimize tone for maximal function would be to use positioning wedges at key points of control. A mid-tech solution optimizing the location of devices for use in school would be a mounting device such as a modular hose tablet holder. A higher-tech option of mounting is the Mount N Mover.
Older Individual with Arthritis
Possible Recommendations: A low tech option to allow individuals with arthritis move more easily and with less pain is a swivel transfer cushion to use when sitting down at the dining table or getting into and out of a car. A higher tech option to use for sitting down in or getting up from an armchair or sofa is the uplift power seat.
ABLE Tech loans devices at no cost for up to six weeks.
The following resources are from the OK Funding for AT Manual and specifically give guidance on providing assistive technology for seating, positioning, and mobility devices to those with disabilities in Oklahoma.