Support Chair Adaptation Of The Koala Corner Chair
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CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a customized, stable seating and positioning device for a child with cerebral palsy. This device was adapted from a previous adaptation “The Koala.” The Koala is a pedestal seat with a winged back, and is generally used with a seat cushion and pelvic belt. It comes with a large adjustable-height table, which has lipped edges to stop objects from falling off, and latches into position behind the back edges of the seat. The version used by the child with cerebral palsy also includes an adjustable height footrest, a pommel and castors with locking brakes. An extra head piece was created and added to the original Koala to provide additional head support. Moreover, an extension box which clips onto the main chair was also created and added. The extension box fits over the footplate so that the child can sit with his legs extended to stretch his hamstrings. TITLE: Customized Support. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 28, Number 3, October 2008: pp. 7-8. PAGES: 3. (including cover).