TitlePower-Up: Exploration and Play in a Novel Modified Ride-On Car for Standing.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsLogan, SW, Lobo, MA, Feldner, HA, Schreiber, M, Macdonald, M, Winden, HN, Stoner, T, Galloway, JCole
JournalPediatr Phys Ther
Volume29
Issue1
Pagination30-37
Date Published01/2017
ISSN1538-005X
Abstract
 

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the physical activity and play behaviors of preschoolers without disabilities and 1 preschooler with physical disability.

METHODS: Participants were 42 preschoolers without disabilities and 1 preschooler with physical disability (Child A). Child A used either crutches or a modified ride-on car while in the gymnasium and playground.

RESULTS: In the gymnasium, Child A engaged in less solitary play and more parallel play while using the modified ride-on car compared with crutches. On the playground, Child A engaged in more sitting and less running while using crutches compared with preschoolers without disabilities. On the playground, Child A engaged in more peer interaction and less teacher interaction when using the modified ride-on car compared with crutches.

CONCLUSIONS: For children with disabilities who may use assistive devices, clinicians, families, and teachers are encouraged to embrace a "right device, right time, right place" approach.

DOI10.1097/PEP.0000000000000336
Alternate JournalPediatr Phys Ther
PubMed ID27984464