Some other older stuff!

This is a juice box holder made of plastic wood.  They can also be custom made to hold a specific cup a child may be using.  The base on these are oversize so that they can be clamped onto a table and used without the use of hands.

Marker holder made from plastic wood.  The caps of the markers are embedded and glued into the base.  To make it easy for a child to use them, you loosen them before giving them to the child.  When finished you can push the markers back tight into the caps.

This is an adapted chair I made from corrugated cardboard.  I glued and laminated 5 layers of open boxes and then cut them all out with just a knife.  Then the pieces were hot glued and taped in place.  To finish the chair you would cover it with paper mache and paint it.  I made it as an example for my cardboard construction course where I teach how to make communication boards from cardboard and tape.

This is a mouth stick holder made to support a student on a work placement.  He needed a place to put the mouthstick when not in use but be able to have it positioned correctly so he would be able to retrieve  it on his own.  This was the prototype.  Much to big and colourful for a teenager.  The final version was black and used a much smaller diameter tube.  Like this one, you could adjust the angle of the tube, but the final one also swiveled on a base so we could get the perfect position no matter where he used it.  Sorry I didn’t get a picture of the final one.

This was a custom piece done for a student who was in a reclining chair for most of the school day.  This rested snuggly on the arms of the recliner and was adjustable to the proper angle.  This surface was a white board.  Another carpeted surface velcroed onto this so pic syms could be placed on it.  A mirror could also be velcroed on top of the carpeted surface so she could see herself.  She LOVED that! – this is a youtube video of the t-ball launcher.  I have redesigned the bar you touch to launch the bat and it is now much more sensitive and easier to use.


About toydoctor

I design and build custom (and sometimes not so custom) adaptive equipment for children with physical and cognitive disabilities. I am passionate about what I do and needed to find a way to share it with the people I do it for.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s