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Common Concerns About Early Power Mobility Devices

The final part in our series about developmental milestones in early childhood focusing on mobility. See part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8, part 9, part 10 and part 11. Perhaps one of the mostly widely known authors on this topic are Wiart and Darrah from an article published in 2002 entitled “Changing philosophical perspectives…

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Functional Elements of the Explorer Mini’s Saddle Seat

Part 11 in our series about developmental milestones in early childhood focusing on mobility. See part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8, part 9 and part 10. The saddle seat was designed intentionally to facilitate an upright posture through developmentally appropriate supports. Research regarding the use of either flat seats or saddle-like seating has been…

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Conventions of Functional Seating in the Explorer Mini

Part 10 in our series about developmental milestones in early childhood focusing on mobility. See part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8 and part 9. We can find all sorts of ways to sit, usually not always the most optimal but we change our positions based on the task we are performing. Reading a…

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The Importance of the Explorer Mini’s Midline Joystick for Development

Part 9 in our series about developmental milestones in early childhood focusing on mobility. See part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, and part 8. Upper extremity function, such as reaching, grasping, and manipulating objects requires dynamic stability of the shoulder girdle on a stable trunk. The Explorer Mini tray provides this support to…

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Could your child benefit from the Explorer Mini? Part 2

Part 8 in our series about developmental milestones in early childhood focusing on mobility. See part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, and part 7. The Explorer Mini is designed for children with mobility impairments as defined by Hays (1) who has defined the most widely used classification of infant and children’s mastery of functional…

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ISO Standards: Stability Test Method

This is the 10th blog in our series on understanding cushion properties with the help of ANSI/RESNA and ISO standards. See part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8, and part 9. Today, we are continuing our series on understanding cushion properties with the help of ANSI/RESNA and ISO standards.…

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ISO Standards: Envelopment Test Method

This is the 9th blog in our series on understanding cushion properties with the help of ANSI/RESNA and ISO standards. See part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, and part 8. We are nearing the end of our series on understanding cushion properties with the help of ANSI/RESNA and ISO standards.…

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ISO Standards: Flammability Test Method

This is the 8th blog in our series on understanding cushion properties with the help of ANSI/RESNA and ISO standards. See part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, and part 7. We’re continuing with our series on understanding cushion properties with the help of ASNI/RESNA and ISO standards. Today, we’re taking a look…

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