Occupational therapy seat cushion. I encourage everyone to open up the current american journal of occupational therapy and read effects of therapy cushions on classroom behaviors of children with autism spectrum disorder this is a fantastic article that looks at the issue of whether or not seat cushions were effective at promoting in seat and on task behavior. Subjects and methods twenty healthy individuals ranging in age from 1923 years old and 20 older adults age 60 or above participated in the. Often times these suggestions go beyond minor mirror or seat adjustments and may involve the use of adaptive equipment or vehicle. Seating and wheeled mobility swm services provided by occupational therapy.
Seat cushion or fine motor fidget for young children with autism or sensory issues ages 3 9. Optimal function of your wheelchair cushion often requires a bit of compromise and common sense. More than 36 million people in the united states depend on a wheeled mobility device wheelchair or scooter to perform activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living us. Purpose the purpose of this study was to evaluate pressure redistribution on the supporting area of healthy volunteers when using different cushions.
You can have the most incredible pressure relieving cushion thats 10 inches thick but if you cant reach to move your chair its essentially useless. Provides a constructive outlet for movement during circle time desk work or while eating. These helpful self regulation seating devices provide subtle movement input gentle bouncing andor rocking without getting up from your seat. Sorbus kids child pod swing chair hanging seat hammock for indoor and outdoor use green.
Occupational therapy practitioners trained in driving rehabilitation make any necessary suggestions to make driving safer or more comfortable. Occupational therapy seat cushion. Smooth surface on one side. Its a huge field says lindsey biel an ot specializing in pediatrics and coauthor with nancy peske of raising a sensory smart child.