Gross Motor/Mobility/Seating & Positioning Tools
Assistive technology for seating and positioning can be as simple as having the correct size chair and correct height table. It can also be more complex, custom made items that address a student’s very unique needs. The most important thing to remember is that no one can use their arms and hands effectively if they are not well positioned. Proper positioning minimizes the effect of abnormal muscle tone, accommodates for deformities, and provides sufficient postural support to allow the student to use his or her arms and hands. So seating and positioning are very important. Mobility relates to tools that can help a student to move within the school environment.
Concerns about mobility, seating, and positioning should be addressed with the student’s Physical Therapist or Occupational Therapist.
Assistive technology devices that may help student with gross motor activities, mobility, seating and positioning:
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Emergency Evacuation Down Stairs
Mobility Standers & Gait Trainers
Seating and Positioning