|Title||Modified ride-on car for mobility and socialization: single-case study of an infant with Down syndrome.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Logan, SW, Huang, H-H, Stahlin, K, Galloway, JC|
|Journal||Pediatr Phys Ther|
|Date Published||2014 Winter|
|Keywords||Down Syndrome, Female, Humans, Infant, Interpersonal Relations, Mobility Limitation, Physical Therapy Modalities, Self-Help Devices, Socialization|
PURPOSE: Before the onset of walking, children with Down syndrome experience limited mobility yet are never considered candidates for traditional powered mobility devices. The purpose of this single-case study is to quantify the feasibility and family perceptions of including modified ride-on car use as an option for increasing daily mobility, socialization, and fun for a child with Down syndrome.
METHODS: A 13-month-old child, Natalie, and her family were video recorded during the 28-week study using her ride-on car in their home and community.
RESULTS: Natalie demonstrated and her family reported increased movement, mobility, and socialization over the study period.
CONCLUSIONS: Ride-on car use appears feasible, fun, and functional to increase daily mobility for pediatric populations working toward independent walking.
|Alternate Journal||Pediatr Phys Ther|