January 9, 2018
The Easterseals of Western and Central Pennsylvania’s Assistive Technology Team at the Linda Lanham Zeszutek School Program recently adapted a power car for students to utilize as a learning tool for independent mobility, inspired by the Go Baby Go program. The once pedal activated power car was adapted to be switch activated.
Research has shown that independent mobility is linked to cognitive, social, motor, language and other developmental benefits in young children. Having active control over one's own exploration has an impact on developmental gains. It is a vehicle through which children can engage their peers and interact with their surroundings. Children with mobility impairments can now move on their own thanks to the adapted power car.
The Easterseals’ Assistive Technology Team consists of 4 multidisciplinary members: Heather Margo - Physical Therapist, Holly Magill - Occupational Therapist, Loren Pacchioni - Augmentative Communication Specialist, Micheline Sabic - Education Supervisor.
For more information on the Linda Lanham Zeszutek School Program, click here.
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