Modified Ride-On Car Use by Young Children with Disabilities

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

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this single-subject case series study is to determine the effect of modified ride-on car use in natural environments on mobility. Method: Three children younger than 2 years diagnosed with various disabilities participated in this 24-week study using a modified ride-on car in their home and community. Results: All 3 children demonstrated an ability to independently use the modified ride-on car and enjoyed doing so. Two of the 3 children demonstrated clinically significant gains in mobility skills as measured by the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory. Conclusions: Modified ride-on car use is an emerging powered mobility device option for children younger than 2 years. Further research is needed to demonstrate the potential long-term gains of early powered mobility access to young children with disabilities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-56
Number of pages7
JournalPediatric Physical Therapy
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 01 01 2018

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© Copyright 2018 Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Keywords

  • assistive technology
  • exploration
  • mobility

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