Multi-adjustable activity chairs provide positioning for your child's head, trunk, pelvis and legs via a range of supports attached to the chair seat and/or the backrest.
They help to enable children to carry out everyday activities such as school work, eating, playing and watching television. This is because it is easier for children to do these tasks when secure than it is if they have to concentrate and spend energy on balancing and remaining upright.
It is very important that the occupational therapist and/or the physiotherapist working with your child are involved in the choice of chair. They can advice on positioning to encourage head control and sitting balance, and on chairs that encourage a symmetrical sitting posture.
All of the activities a child wishes to carry out whilst in the chair should be considered before purchase and the chair should be trialled in the place where it is going to be used.
The chairs listed here may be provided by your local authority, depending on their eligibility criteria. If your child is eligible, the equipment will be provided on a long-term loan basis. Alternatively, you may be eligible for a direct payment to purchase something suitable.
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