Lazy Squirrel Standing Frame With Headrest
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---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted Lazy Squirrel Standing Frame with a headrest for a child with lissencephaly. Lissencephaly is a rare brain malformation that results in the child being unable to stand or hold himself upright. As a result of this condition, the child spent a lot of time sitting or lying down. The child needed a headrest to cradle his head while he stands in the frame. Two TAD volunteers worked on an adapted design based on the original Lazy Squirrel Standing Frame. The Lazy Squirrel Standing Frame is primarily a wooden frame with a body and head support backing made of mesh fabric. It has a height-adjustable body strap, leg straps, and a tray so the child has a surface to play or eat from. A headrest was made with two wedge-shaped pieces of closed foam with a curved finish on the edges and then finished with some expanding foam in the center. The headrest was upholstered and Velcro was added to attach it to the frame. TITLE: Archer’s standing frame. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 33, Number 1, 2013: p. 10. PAGES: 2 with cover.