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ERIC Number: EJ781207
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
My Child Needs a Piece of Adaptive Equipment: Now What? Well, It Depends!
Maly, Jennifer McLaughlin
Exceptional Parent, v37 n11 p46-47 Nov 2007
As a pediatric physical therapist, the author usually hears this question, "Now What?," after months of frustration as parents attempt to figure out the procedure of getting an item for their child. Unfortunately, there is not a specific answer except "it depends," which can be just as frustrating as the question at hand. Typically, a piece of adaptive equipment is utilized to increase a child's function. Examples of adaptive equipment or assistive technology are wheelchairs, lifts, standing frames, gait trainers, augmentative communication devices, bath chairs, and recreational items such as swings or tricycles. In this article, the author describes the process of obtaining a particular piece of adaptive equipment. (Contains 13 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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