Parents’ Solutions: For Adapting Equipment
The saying “necessity is the mother of invention” is often used and I think this blog is a fine example of parents finding fantastic solutions to problems when it comes to access and equipment.
In our family we have been lucky to have a Grandad who is good at carpentry so he has made corner chairs, ladders, standing boxes and many other pieces of equipment. This has saved us time on wait-lists and lots of money. Hubby is also very handy so he has been able to wield and use his skills to build or modify equipment for BJ. I recently put a call out on our Facebook page for families to share their solutions and designs for equipment or ways to make therapy more fun. We had a great range of ideas sent through which I have now collated into this blog. I would like to say that these solutions have suited the families that have submitted them. You should either seek advice from your therapist or use your own judgement as to the suitability for your family member. Some of the suggestions are unsuitable for children who put things in their mouth.