|Title||Modified Ride-On Car Use by Young Children With Disabilities.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Logan, SW, Hospodar, CM, Feldner, HA, Huang, H-H, Galloway, JC|
|Journal||Pediatr Phys Ther|
|Keywords||Child, 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 Journal||Pediatr Phys Ther|