TitleStanding Tall: Feasibility of a Modified Ride-On Car That Encourages Standing.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsLogan, SW, Catena, MAnn, Sabet, A, Hospodar, CM, Yohn, H, Govindan, A, Galloway, JC
JournalPediatr Phys Ther
Date Published01/2019
KeywordsDown Syndrome, Feasibility Studies, Female, Humans, Infant, Infant Equipment, Male, Posture, Self-Help Devices

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility of infants with Down syndrome to use a modified ride-on car with seated and standing modes.

METHODS: Participants included 4 infants with Down syndrome. Families were asked to provide at least 8 minutes of modified ride-on car driving per day, at least 5 times per week throughout the 9-month intervention.

RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: Families demonstrated a variety of adherence rates to the intervention. Infants demonstrated independent activation of the modified ride-on car in seated and standing modes and enjoyed driving. The modified ride-on car intervention was feasible and warrants further testing to address barriers that influence adherence to the intervention.

Alternate JournalPediatr Phys Ther
PubMed ID30557294
Grant ListR21 HD078708 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States