June 10, 2016 in Solution
Via A Worthy Journey
This is a simple way to make the Cyclone from Radio Flyer more accessible for little ones who aren’t able to keep their feet steady on the footplate.
This family contacted Radio Flyer, who were happy to help, but this modification would work just as well with some thin MDF or acrylic sheet cut to shape.
The modified part from Radio Flyer fixes on with velcro straps, and provides extra support to keep little legs in place.
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Tags: adaptation, children, disability, modification, paediatrics, play, play therapy
June 3, 2016 in Solution
You will need:
- Trigger action spray bottle
- Pair of plastic salad tongs (will make 2 assistive handles)
- Junior hacksaw
- Hot glue gun
- Zip ties
To make an easy-to-spray handle:
- Use the hacksaw to cut the looped handle from the salad tongs & sand any sharp edges
- Apply hot glue to the trigger handle & fix the new loop handle on, wait a few moments for the glue to cool
- Thread the zip tie through the loop handle and tighten, cut off the excess
- Enjoy your new easy-to-spray bottle!
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Tags: adaptation, arthritis, Assistive, cerebral palsy, cleaning, design, disability, DIY, hack, occupational therapy, older people, personal care, solution, Spray