TitleModified Ride-On Car Use by Young Children With Disabilities.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsLogan, SW, Hospodar, CM, Feldner, HA, Huang, H-H, Galloway, JC
JournalPediatr Phys Ther
Date Published01/2018
KeywordsChild, Preschool, Disability Evaluation, Disabled Children, Female, Humans, Infant, Male, Mobility Limitation, Physical Therapy Modalities, Self-Help Devices

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.

Alternate JournalPediatr Phys Ther
PubMed ID29252838