Modified Ride-on Car Use by Children with Complex Medical Needs

Samuel W. Logan*, Heather A. Feldner, James C. Galloway, Hsiang Han Huang

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Purpose: The purpose of this report was to determine the feasibility of short-term modified ride-on car (ROC) use for exploration and enjoyment by children with complex medical needs. Methods: A single-subject research design was used (n = 3; age, 6 months to 5 years). Children were video-recorded using their modified ROC. Results: All children successfully learned how to independently drive a modified ROC. Two of the 3 children demonstrated high levels of enjoyment during use of a modified ROC. Conclusions: Modified ROC use is a feasible and enjoyable powered mobility device for children with complex medical needs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-107
Number of pages8
JournalPediatric Physical Therapy
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2016

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Copyright © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.


  • child
  • female
  • human
  • male
  • medical complexity
  • power mobility


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