One of the things J is working on in Physical Therapy is assisted walking. Here is a look at some AT J’s PT built to help facilitate bench walking around the house.
While it has been a quiet month on my YouTube channel and blog, I have been busy in the AT Skunk Works labs on a top secret project. Now that it is finished let me throw the first stone in the AT Arms Race. 🙂
Since last week people seemed very interested in AT Rule of Life #1 (Every High Tech AT Solution Needs At Least One Low or No Tech Alternative), I thought I would share a No Tech Eye Gaze AAC solution we use at the AT Household as an alternative to J’s High Tech AAC device.
A beautiful summer day at the AT household inspired me to share a little summer Assistive Tech on a shoestring budget.
It has been a bit of time since my last post. I am hoping this post will make up for the recent silence. Our family has been focused a bit on some family issues, but mostly I have been pouring my spare time into Halloween related tasks. Halloween has always been an opportunity to let our creativity loose around our house. I have to admit that, prior to J joining our family, I had developed a bit of a talent with prosthetic and makeup special effects. Unfortunately, most of those skills were used to create effects not exactly kid friendly, so I have had to redirect my costume skills for awhile. I have instead turned to pumpkin carving and costume fabrication as my new Halloween creative outlet.
As you may have read in a recent post, I am exploring ideas to help J participate more fully in Challenger Baseball games by modifying a switch adapted pitching machine to help J throw the ball while fielding. That project of mine received some attention from another parent who was looking for a way to help their child play fetch with their service dog. Their child happens to have Cerebral Palsy, happens to use a wheelchair, and happens to need a little help throwing the ball. A very similar situation to my desire to help J participate in the fielding half of the inning during baseball games. Continue reading
Apparently it is World Cerebral Palsy Day today. I seem to remember visiting the World CP Day website sometime in the beginning of August or so. Beyond that it completely dropped off my radar, but it did not drop off the radar of some of the other bloggers out there that happen to have some connection to CP. So thank you to those bloggers out there that stayed on top of this day. Here are a few links to some posts I found in honor of World CP Day. Feel free to add any others you find in the comments section of this post.
I especially like the post from Love That Max and the video on AZ is Amazing.