|Title||Power-Up: Exploration and Play in a Novel Modified Ride-On Car for Standing.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Authors||Logan, SW, Lobo, MA, Feldner, HA, Schreiber, M, Macdonald, M, Winden, HN, Stoner, T, Galloway, JCole|
|Journal||Pediatr Phys Ther|
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.
|Alternate Journal||Pediatr Phys Ther|