University of Edinburgh

Idebanken by Lilli Nielsen


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The most handicapped children will only be more active in "The Little Room" if it is equipped with sufficient materials. This photograph shows the contents of a parcel with objects for the little room which can be ordered at LH-verkstan.
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The jump board (Essef board) Many disabled children perform all too few leg and foot movements and many children have difficulty in learning to keep their balance. The jump board may lessen these problems. While sitting on the lap of an adult or sitting on a chair or in a wheelchair the child can kick against the jump board on the floor. By means of the holes in the board the jump board can be hung on the wall serving as a background for kicking games for a child in a supine position or in pushing games for a sitting child using their back or hands. The jump board can, of course, also be used for jumping either with support from an adult or while the child holds onto, for example, a wall bar. Several toys can be placed on top of the jump board which will "dance" when the child activates the springs by beating or pushing the board. The upper board can be covered with a piece of felt, net, ribbed plastic or other tactile materials. Objects can be tied to the board.
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"The Little Room" built so that the child has something to kick against, developing awareness of his feet.
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Dip a round stick or a spatula in melted sugar and cover with oatmeal. The stick must be long enough to be placed in the child's hand by means of a "strap". The thickness of the stick must fit the child's grasp. This special lollipop gave this child with severe cerebral palsy the motivation to learn how to move an object to her mouth.