3M Durapore Silk Cloth Hypoallergenic Tape is a silk-like tape with hypoallergenic adhesive that offers high strength and adhesion for secured dressing. It's adhesion provides security for critical taping situations and is excellent for securing regular and bulky dressings, tubing, and immobilization. Adheres well to dry skin.
The Arthritis Daily Helper Kit, model 557183), combine products designed for use by individuals with arthritis, fine motor or grasping disabilities or limited hand dexterity. Intended to assist arthritis sufferers with daily tasks, this kit features the following item: Dr. Grip Pen, Rubber Doorknob Extension, EZ Key Turner, Button Hook with Zipper Pull, and Shoe Buttons (see separate entries).
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Wood frame shaped like a boot with holes through which a child can practice lacing and tying shoes. Two plywood pieces 4 by 5 inches are cut into boot shapes with holes drilled in appropriate places; the two pieces are fastened at the "sole" to a wood strip 2 by 4 inches in size. Includes drawings. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Caston, D TITLE: Easy to Make Toys for Your Handicapped Child REF: London, England: Souvenir Press: p 85-86. Also avai
The Bra Angel is a bra fastening aid designed for use by women with use of one hand, arthritis, or upper extremity disabilities. To use this device, the user places it around her neck and places the bra inside out and upside down around her waist with the hooks near her stomach. She then places her chin on the pink heart to secure the device in position and inserts one end of the bra into the gripper. With one end held by the gripper, the user hooks in the other end of the bra. After removing th
This Bracelet Assistant is designed for those individuals who have a debilitating condition that affects their fine motor skills and/or use of their hands. Also would benefit individuals with poor dexterity, perhaps those who have arthritis. Portable and small. Users have aided support while putting bracelets or necklaces on with this tool as it acts as an extra hand, holding one end of the bracelet or necklace.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To assist individuals with limited fine motor, strength and dexterity due to arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome manipulate bracelet fasteners. MATERIALS USED: A 14-inch (35.6 centimeter) piece of 16-gauge wire (I used brass craft / picture hanging wire from the hardware store), a ruler or tape measure, a file, cup burr, or knife sharpening stone for smoothing off the wire ends, a ring mandrel, dowel, PVC pipe section, small prescription pill containe
The Buckle Puzzle is adressing activity designed for use by individuals with fine motor, grasping, or upper extremity disabilities. This dressing-fastener tool is intended to help children ages four and up and adults develop the ability to manipulate a variety of clothing fasteners while building finger strength and motor planning skills. The puzzle features six assorted buckle fasteners joined together by brightly colored pieces of nylon webbing.
The Buddy Puppet is designed for use by children who have visual impairment, cognitive or sensory disabilities. The puppet features oversized eyes, various textures, highly contrasting colors with a variety of sensory focused interactions that will capture your child’s attention. The crinkle material that is used in Buddy Puppet’s paws, ears and vest will promote sensory exploration, cognitive development as well as communication skills.
"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable individuals with limited hand or finger control to manage buttons and zippers for independent dressing. To make this device, drill small holes in each end of the dowel. Twist cup hook into one of the hole, being careful not to split dowel. Straighten paper clip and bend the paper clip wire in half; pinch the fold with the pliers. Place paper clip wire over the dowel and twist ends to form button hook loop. Put a dab of glue in open hole of dowel and.
The Button Hook / Zipper Pull is a dressing aid designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities or arthritis. This small device assists in button and zipper fastening. It incorporates a stainless steel hook at one end and a "C" hook at the other. DIMENSIONS: Length is 160 millimeters (model DA-5130), 166 millimeters (model DA-5133), 205 millimeters (model DA-5131), or 210 millimeters (model DA-5132). WEIGHT: 11 grams (model DA-5130), 25 grams (model DA-5131), 35 grams (m
The Button Hook/Zipper Pull Combo is a button hook and a zipper pull designed to assist people with physical disabilities with dressing. One end of the handle has a button hook imbedded in it and the opposite end holds a zipper pull. Model 30086 has a standard handle and Model 30085 has a ribbed handle. WARRANTY: The manufacturer warrants these products against defects in workmanship and materials for 90 days from the date of purchase.
The Button Hook/Zipper Pull Combo, model NC28635, is a button hook and a zipper pull designed to assist people with physical disabilities with dressing. One end of the birch handle has a button hook imbedded in it and the opposite end holds a zipper pull. DIMENSIONS: The device is 8.25 inches long and the handle is 5/8 inch in diameter.
The Button Hooks are dressing aids designed for use by people with hand and finger disabilities. The hooks feature a poited wire loop that is slipped through the button hole to grasp the button; once the button is grasped, pull it back through the hole to finish buttoning. Available models include a wood handle (no. 2008), a built-up foam handle (no. 2009), a flexible handle for varios positons (no. 2011), large hooks (no. 2014), a sure han button hook (no. 2017), a rubber handle (no. 2022), a K
The Clear Zipper Pull is a zipper pull designed for use by individuals with grasping difficulties or fine motor disabilities. To assist in closing and opening zippers, this unit has a metal clip that attaches to the zipper tab, and a loop for pulling. The loop can be tucked out of sight when not in use.
The Combination Button Aid / Zipper Pull is designed for use by individuals with fine motor disabilities or limited grasping disabilities. The built-up soft grip rubber handle has a formed wite buttoning aid at one end and a brass hook for pulling zipper tabs at the other. DIMENSIONS: 8.75 inches long.
The Combination Dressing Stick and Shoehorn is a long-handled and shoehorn and dressing stick designed for use by individuals with mobility or lower extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. Made of hard, durable plastic, this device features a large angled hook that holds and pulls clothing, and a long, notched shoehorn at the opposite end for removing socks. This aid also features a push/pull pointer for opening and closing drawers and doors, turning on and off light switches, and retrievi
The Complete Hip Kit is designed for use by individuals who have had a hip replacement or who have mobility disabilities. The kit includes a Savanah Toilet Seat (see also separate entry), a long-handled sponge for bathing, a dressing stick, a long-handled shoe horn, a Sock Notch sock aid to assist in putting on socks without bending, and a standard-size Handi-Reacher (see separate entry). DIMENSIONS: The Savanah Toilet Seat is 4 inches tall,
The Deluxe Dressing Stick, models A69820 and A6983, is a dressing aid designed for use by individuals with grasping, upper extremity or mobility disabilities, spinal cord injury, arthritis or reaching difficulties. This device is intended to assist with putting on and removing clothing. It can also be use to push and pull objects. This dressing stick is comprised of a wooden dowel with reinforced hook at one end. DIMENSIONS (L): 19 inches (model A69820) or 26 inches (A6983); the dowell has a dia
The Deluxe Lacing & Tracing Set is an eye hand coordination activity designed for use by children with fine motor and neurological disabilities. The activity reinforces fine-motor skills, provides tactile stimulation and sequencing practice by lacing or tracing the colored shapes. The set of three kits includes: Lacing & Tracing Kids with eight kids and a bus; Lacing & Tracing Goldilocks with Goldilocks, three bears, one house, one bed, one chair, and one bowl; and Lacing & Trac
The Developmental Play Cube and Developmental Panel are therapeutic aids designed for use by children with fine motor disabilities. The developmental play cube is a four sided vinyl covered solid foam 12 inch cube. The developmental panel is a single square vinyl covered solid foam 17 inch cushion. All include zippers, lacing, buttons, bow ties, hook n loop, and chrome enclosure. The panel can be used to develop hand eye skills.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Hook device to pull up pants and other clothing. Instructions for a device made of a strong wire bent double with the wires 1/2 inch apart, the end bent again to form a hook. The other end is crimped into a piece of 5/8 inch tubing. The hook end is fastened through loops on pants and the pants can be pulled up without bending over. Loops may need to be sewn on other items of clothing. SKILLS REQUIRED: Metalworking. AUTHOR: Independence Factory TITLE: M
Various triangular, cube, rectangular and desk shaped foam shapes. Vinyl covered. Features lacing, zipping, buckling, snapping activities on their surface.
---- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a do-it-yourself assistive device for individuals with arthritis, recovering from surgery, and/or limited flexibility to dress themselves. Step 1: Use duct tape to fasten the wood block to the pole. Attach the wood block about 2 inches from the end of the pole and secure the block with tape at the top and bottom. Ensure the block is sturdy and unlikely to move. Duct tape makes this project quick and easy to complete without drilling any hole
This DIY Separating Sides of the Hand Activity is a do-it-yourself activity designed for children to practice with an Occupational Therapist the motoric separating the sides of their hand and to draw attention to the separation of the two sides of the hand, a fine motor skill that is essential for activities such as using scissors, holding a pencil and zippering.
DIY Sock and Shoe Aid is a device to aid the user in putting on socks, shoes, and pants. It is intended to be used by individuals who have limited mobility or arthritis.
DO-IT-YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: The DIY Wheelchair Rain Poncho allows users in wheelchairs to enjoy outdoor activities, even when raining. The poncho not only covers the user, but the chair as well (without touching the ground). TITLE: Wheelchair Rain Poncho Tutorial
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Dowels with hooks on one end to pull up clothing which has had loops sewn on the sides, for someone with arthritis or difficulty in bending down. Two pieces of dowel about 2 feet long and the best diameter for ease of grasping, with cup hooks screwed into one end, to be used to pull up clothing, such as pants and skirts, which have had fabric loops sewn into them. Includes drawing. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Sargent, J V TITLE: An Easier Way: H
Dr. Joseph's Universal ADL Accessories are a footbrush, inspection mirror, dressing hook, leg lifter, and shoe horn designed for use by individuals with diabetes and mobility disabilities or arthritis. Designed to provide hygiene, inspection, and care of the lower leg, ankle, and foot, the components are available individually to enable the user to select only those items that are needed. Available components include the universal long handle only, the universal handle with footbrush, a packag
DressEZ is a combination long-handled shoe horn with a built up handle and dressing stick designed to assist people with difficulty bending or other physical disabilities in performing dressing tasks. The DressEZ has a push-pull "S" hook at one end with smooth, round edges, and a rubberized coating. The shoehorn at the other end also has smooth, rounded edges. The intervening shaft is thick for ease in grasping. DIMENSIONS: 24 inches long.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Dressing strap to hold the knee in at least 90 degrees of flexion so both hands are free to position and pull on clothing. Strap made of 2 inch elasticized webbing, measured to fit each patient, sewn into a loop then sewn to make a small loop for the foot. The other end loops around the thigh. COMMENTS: Intended to be used with a dressing stick. SKILLS REQUIRED: Sewing. AUTHOR: Easton, L W; Horan, A L TITLE: Dressing Band JOURNAL: American Journal of O
Dressing Frame Sets, models AA371 and AA372, are dressing frames designed for use by children with physical or cognitive disabilities practicing dressing skills. These dressing frames encourage beginners to practice dressing skills and develop finger dexterity. The sturdy, lightweight frames feature extra-large snaps, buttons, etc. One set (AA371) includes zip, snap, and button dressing frames; the other set (AA372) includes buckle, lace and tie dressing frames, Frames are made from solid hardwo
"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable individuals with upper extremity disabilities, arthritis, or mobility disabilities to dress independently. To make this device, pre-drill starter holes in each end of dowel. Insert dowel into pipe insulation, if desired. Put a dab of glue in one hole of in the dowel. Twist the cup holder into hole, being careful not to split dowel. Put a dab of glue in open hole at other end of dowel. Twist the hat/coat hook into hole, being careful not to split dow
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To enable individuals with upper extremity disabilities, arthritis, or mobility disabilities to dress independently. The dressing stick can be used to pull up trousers, pull a shirt or sweater up onto a shoulder, an pull socks up. This illustrated article, included in a chapter entitled "Bedroom & Getting Dressed," provides detailed instructions and illustrations for making a dressing stick from materials readily available at hardware stores: a dowel and a plasti
The Dressing Stick is designed for use by individuals who have difficulty reaching or bending while dressing. Both models have a large hook at one end to assist in pulling on shirts and sweaters or in pulling up skirts or pants. A smaller hook at the other end aids in pulling zippers or shoelace loops. The folding model has a center joint for folding. DIMENSIONS: The Dressing Stick is 24 inches long and the folding model is 27.5 inches long and folds to 14.5 inches long for transport and storage
The Dressing Stick, Model DA-5201, is a dressing aid designed for use by individuals with arthritis or mobility disabilities. It has a smooth wooden shaft with a large plastic coated "C" hook at one end and a push/pull hook at the other, and can be used to position clothing. DIMENSIONS: 690 millimeters long. WEIGHT: 127 grams.
The Dressing Sticks with Garter Clips, model F73879, are designed to assist individuals to dress without excessive bending over, or raising their legs. The pair of long handled wooden sticks have cloth tape extensions with garter clips for pulling slips, skirts, and other clothing into place. DIMENSIONS: 20 inches long.
Easy Homemade Lacing Cards are do it yourself lacing cards that parents make out of foam sheets designed for children with sensory disabilities to play with. They create a lacing card busy bag that can be taken anywhere that is a great quiet activity as well as good fine motor practice. The parent can use farm cookie cutters to make farm lacing cards or use dinosaur stencils to make dino theme lacing cards.
EasyRoll Stocking Donner is designed for use by individuals with limited upper extremity and lower extremity mobility and coordination associated with arthritis, stroke, and fractures. EasyRoll works for any length stocking, for any level of compression, and for virtually any body size. The patented roller design helps ensure that stockings go on uniformly every time, without bunches or wrinkles that could impair circulation.
The Echo Puppet is designed for use by children who have visual impairment, cognitive or sensory disabilities. The puppet has oversized eyes and a friendly smile that will be sure to engage with the user. Echo puppet includes rubbery dots for tactile stimulation and colorful contrasting patterns for visual response. The device is recommended for children who are in need improving their communicative skills in a friendly environment.
The Echo the Elephant is designed for use by children who have visual impairment, cognitive or sensory disabilities. The puppet features oversized eyes and a friendly smile that will be sure to engage with the user. Echo puppet includes rubbery dots for tactile stimulation and colorful contrasting patterns for visual response. The echo is a toy that is also built as a means to build sensory exposure during play. Through the use of highly contrasting colors, sounds, tactile variations and texture
The Economy Hip/Knee Kit includes five products designed for use by individuals with upper extremity and mobility disabilities following hip or knee replacement surgery. The kit includes a reacher, shoe horn, sock aid with cords and built-up foam handle, dressing stick and a contoured bath sponge. These devices are designed to help users avoid bending, standing or turning at the hip when bathing, dressing and performing other activities in the home. The kit comes in a plastic bag. DIMENSIONS: Th
The Economy Reacher and Dressing Stick, model 2109 is a dressing stick designed to aid individuals with mobility disabilities and spinal cord injury in putting on and removing clothing. This lightweight reacher/dressing stick features a small C-hook at one end and a large plastic-coated push/pull hook at the other. DIMENSIONS: Weighs less than 5 ounces. The shaft is 26 inches long.
These Elastic Shoe Laces are stretchable shoe laces designed for people with arthritis and for those who have trouble lacing their shoes. They turne lace-up shoes into slip-on ones. These adapted shoe laces allow enough stretch so that shoes can be slipped on or off without untying. These are flat elastic laces which remain tied better than round elastic laces. They look like regular shoe laces but will stretch for the foot to slide in and out of.
The Extra Long Dressing Stick, model A698400, is an extra long dressing stick designed to aid individuals with mobility disabilities and spinal cord injury in putting on and removing clothing. The device consists of a wooden dowel with a two-level hook on one end and a smaller hook on the other. The dressing stick can be used to push or pull objects.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Adapted suspenders allow user to lower trousers without having them fall to the floor and out of reach. This is particularly useful for hemiplegic persons and amputees. Alligator radio clamps are attached to each end of a single length (about 60 inches) of nylon cord. The cord is placed under the shirt collar with the ends threaded through belt loops of trousers. One end of the cord is then doubled back and attached to the other end of the cord on eith
The Ezy-On Wire Stocking Aid is designed for use by individuals with arthritis or lower extremity or mobility disabilities. This versatile stocking aid helps with applying stockings and compression hose simply and evenly, and is great for putting on socks too. For use by patients and caregivers.
The Ezy™ Sock Helper Aid is designed for use by individuals with arthritis or lower extremity or mobility disabilities. The device assists user with putting on socks and hose. It is sturdy steel with smooth plastic coating. Sock is stretched over metal column, and then the foot is slipped into sock using the handles to position foot correctly.
The Fastener Cloth, model PC 8193, is a dressing mat or dressing activity apron designed to encourage development of fine motor skills and to teach a variety of dressing fastener skills to individuals with physical, neurological, and cognitive disabilities. The unit includes different sized buttons, snaps, safety pins, hook and loop closure, zipper, shoe strings, and bow tying. The cotton cloth may be rolled or folded for transport and storage and it is machine washable. DIMENSIONS (HxW):15 x 18
The First/Then Board are designed for children with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder and behavioral issues to improve focus and prevent meltdowns.
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable a child with upper extremity disabilities to perform dressing tasks. The dressing stick is made of lightweight aluminum bar with a brass center pivot to allow the device to fold in half. A piece of aluminum at one end was formed to make two hooks, one for pushing and one for pulling. DIMENSIONS: 450 millimeters long when open and 280 millimeters long when folded. TITLE: Best Dressed. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Vol. 21 no. 3, Spring 2001: p.13. PAGES (includi
The Foot Lifter is designed for anyone who has difficulties raising or reaching their feet. This device helps these individuals raise and reach their feet. The device can get wet, with its "T" connector vents letting water out. Rubber foot straps conform to any foot size.
The Four Vest Set are dressing vest designed to be used by children with fine motor disabilities. Designed for practicing fine motor dressing skills these vest are made of a cotton polyester blend with elastic panels that allow the vests to fit most children. Set includes: snap vest; button vest; zipper vest; combination vest, with buttons and zippers. May be purchased individually or as set.
The Grip Handle Button Hook/Zipper Pull Combo is a button hook and a zipper pull designed to assist people with physical disabilities with dressing. One end of the ribbed rubber handle has a button hook imbedded in it and the opposite end holds a zipper pull. DIMENSIONS: The unit is 8.25 inches long and the handle is 1 inch in diameeter.
The Hip Kit III, model 665-321, is a long-handled sponge, long-handled shoe horn, dressing stick, sock aid, and a reacher designed for use by individuals with reduced reaching capabilities, including individuals with upper extremity, hip replacement, mobility disabilities. The set includes a standard Handi-Reacher; a round, long-handled sponge; a dressing stick; a Sock Notch; and a long-handled shoe horn. DIMENSIONS: The Handi-Reacher is 24 inches long. The dressing stick is 26 inches long, and
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Dressing stick for use by people with limited reach. Illustrates a dressing stick made by removing the hook from a wooden coat hanger and putting a rubber thimble (or baby bottle nipple) on one end. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Independence Factory TITLE: How to Make it Cheap Manual: Volume 2 REF: Middletown, Ohio: Independence Factory: p 3 NARIC CALL NUMBER: R1182 PAGES (including cover): 2 1980.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device which can be used as a dressing stick or zipper pull for those with limited range of motion. Illustrates device made with a 1/2 inch diameter dowel of whatever length needed with a cup hook screwed into one end. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Independence Factory TITLE: How to Make it Cheap Manual: Volume 1 REF: Middletown, Ohio: Independence Factory: p 25 NARIC CALL NUMBER: R1181 PAGES (including cover): 2 1980.
Hygiene is a personal skills and independent living tutorial program for people with cognitive disabilities. It is designed to teach and reinforce basic hygiene for independent living. The application contains 80 videos and is narrated with human-quality audio. One instance of Hygiene can be used on the same device by multiple people and administered by a therapist or care provider in a password-protected administration section. The administrator can make specific assignments for each user based
IndeTools Deluxe Pocket Dresser is designed for use by individuals with limit fine motor and grasping disabilities associated with arthritis and nerve injuries. It is an ultimate multi-tool for portable dressing needs. It includes four tools, large and small buttonhooks, closed-loop buttoner and zipper-pick all fold neatly into a pocket-knife style handle. It accommodates a wide range of button and zipper sizes. Users can use the large buttonhook to manipulate new, thick, denim jeans. The close
The sole of KeepingPace Children's Footwear KPB11 Sport Boot was expressly designed to facilitate the modification, buildup and fabrication process. The design of the shoe utilizes a range of RUVA, and crepe material that can be quickly and easily modified to meet the patient's needs. The outsole of the KeepingPace Children's shoe is a combination of a RUVA shell with a rubber outsole permanently molded to the RUVA. The RUVA is lightweight, flexible and provides excellent cushioning, while the r
The sole of KeepingPace Children's Footwear KPM11 Laced Dress Shoe was expressly designed to facilitate the modification, buildup and fabrication process. The design of the shoe utilizes a range of RUVA, and crepe material that can be quickly and easily modified to meet the user's needs. The outsole of the KeepingPace Children's shoe is a combination of a RUVA shell with a rubber outsole permanently molded to the RUVA. The RUVA is lightweight, flexible and provides excellent cushioning, while th
The sole of KeepingPace Children's Footwear KPO96 Mary Jane Casual was expressly designed to facilitate the modification, buildup and fabrication process. The design of the shoe utilizes a range of RUVA, and crepe material that can be quickly and easily modified to meet the patient's needs. The outsole of the KeepingPace Children's shoe is a combination of a RUVA shell with a rubber outsole permanently molded to the RUVA. The RUVA is lightweight, flexible and provides excellent cushioning, while
The sole of KeepingPace Children's Footwear KPN90 was expressly designed to facilitate the modification, buildup and fabrication process. The design of the shoe utilizes a range of RUVA, and crepe material that can be quickly and easily modified to meet the patient's needs. The outsole of the KeepingPace Children's shoe is a combination of a RUVA shell with a rubber outsole permanently molded to the RUVA. The RUVA is lightweight, flexible and provides excellent cushioning, while the rubber outso
The sole of KeepingPace Children's Footwear KPSAND & KPSAND11 Sandals was expressly designed to facilitate the modification, buildup and fabrication process. The design of the shoe utilizes a range of RUVA, and crepe material that can be quickly and easily modified to meet the user's needs. The outsole of the KeepingPace Children's shoe is a combination of a RUVA shell with a rubber outsole permanently molded to the RUVA. The RUVA is lightweight, flexible and provides excellent cushioning, w
Large step-in wooden shoe which child can lace around their own shoe. 3 inches wide by 7 inches long by 5 inches high.
The Lacing Blocks, model PC 8186, are lacing boards designed to teach lacing and threading skills to children and adults with physical, neurological, or cognitive disabilities. The set includes a base with built-up grooved brackets to hold the blocks upright and allow lacing from both sides; seven interchangeable lacing blocks; 10 laces; and two different sized double-doweled rod laces. The laces vary in thickness to correspond to hole sizes. The base is equipped with non-skid pads and provides
Square wooden frame with holes on sides. Large colored laces are provided to practice lacing.
Lacing Puppets are an eye hand coordination activity designed for use with children with fine motor disabilities. Each kit includes pre-cut felt body pieces, yarn, plastic needles, and felt remnant pieces for decorating. Children sew/lace the pieces together and decorate them. The finished items can be used as hand puppets. Available kits (sold separately) include Lace-A-Pet (three animal puppets), Lace-A-Saurus (three dinosaur puppets), and Lace-A-Puppet (six people puppets).
Lacing Shapes are an eye hand coordination activity designed for use by individuals with fine motor and eye hand coordination activities. This set includes nine shiny chipboard shapes hole-punched for lacing and nine laces.
Large Lacing Tiles are an eye hand coordination activity designed for use by individuals with fine motor and eye hand coordination activities. Thes large crepe foam shapes come in a circle, a square, and a triangle with large holes around the perimeter for lacing. The large size and rubbery consistency facilitates holding. The set includes one of each shape and three laces in a resealable storage bag.
The Learn to Dress Monkey is a dressing activity designed for use by children with fine motor, upper extremity, or cognitive disabilities. This plush monkey features removable socks, sneakers, a t-shirt, and denim overalls for on/off dressing practice. Dressing activities include lacing up the colorful sneakers, buttoning pockets, snapping straps, and zipping another pocket. The toy offers practice 11 different dressing skills. DIMENSIONS: 22 inches long.
Learning Boards are therapeutic aids designed for use by children with fine motor disabilities. These boards are designed for practicing fine motor dressing skills. Individual boards are masonite covered with heavy duty cotton blend material. Set includes: zipper board, lacing board, snap board, button board, buckle board and bow tying board. May be purchased individually or as set.
Learning Shoes are lacing shoes designed for use by children with fine motor disabilities. The shoes are avialable in two styles, the elastic lacing shoe and the lacing shoe with sole. Designed for practicing lacing and bow tying, the elastic shoe has three sets of eyelets and the lacing shoe has rubber sole and five sets of eyelets for more lacing. Both shoes slip over child's shoe with elastic back strap. Fits all preschool sizes. .
The Leather Craft Kits are eye hand coordination activities designed for us eby individuals with fine motor disabilities. Each kit (sold separately) includes leather pieces pre-punched with holes for lacing, necessary metal parts, plactic lacing, and instructions. Available kits include a pen and pencil case, wrist purse, comb holder with comb, change purse, and picture frame.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device to pull up trousers for someone who cannot reach the feet. Illustrates device made of an aluminum rod or wooden dowel attached to a 10 inch metal bar in a T shape; clothespins are attached to each end of the bar. The clothespins are clipped to the trousers which can then be positioned and pulled on. SKILLS REQUIRED: Metalworking. Assembly. AUTHOR: Independence Factory TITLE: How to Make it Cheap Manual: Volume 1 REF: Middletown, Ohio: Independen
For special needs children and adults, shoe tying can sometimes be a difficult process. Loopeez shoe tying aids are designed to be essential tools for teaching shoe tying, and in the assistance of rehabilitation. Loopeez act as an extra hand to help those who may have dexterity or fine motor disabilities.
The Deluxe Dressing Stick, models NC28575, NC28576 and NC28628, is designed to help those with limited reach and physical disabilities put on and remove clothing. The birch shaft features a plastic-coated, two-pronged hook at one end and a smaller single hook at the other end. DIMENSIONS: The stick is 5/8 inch in diameter and 27 inches long (NC28575), 18 inches long (NC28576), and 27.5 inches long (NC28628, collapsible to 14.5 inches). WEIGHT: 5 ounces (NC285575) and 3 ounces (NC28576).
Fine motor training kit for practicing fine motor dressing skills. Manual dexterity frames. Stackable. Hardwood. Hardware requiring varying degrees of coordination for working small joints and fingers. Snap frame. Button frame. Push the dot frame. Velcro frame. Lacing frame. Zipper frame. Turn the dot frame. Buckle/snap frame. Bow tying frame. May be purchased individually or as set.
The Mboss™? Sock and Stocking Aid is a product designed for those with arthritis or for those who have difficulty bending down bending or lifting their legs to allow them greater independence and the ability to dress easier. While being flexible, the Mboss is also just rigid enough to stay open after the sock or stocking has been loaded, allowing the foot easy entrance. Once the foot and heel are inside, the three fingers gently bend to accommodate their contours. The smooth inner surface allows
The Medtronic Covidien Kendall Open Toe Knee Length TED Anti-Embolism Stockings is designed to reduce venous stasis below the knee when thigh length styles are medically contraindicated. Inlay circumferential knit helps to provide one-way horizontal stretch and defined heel pocket ensures correct placement, preventing slippage. The clinically-proven graduated compression pattern helps ensure optimum blood flow velocity.
The Melissa & Doug Chunky Wooden Puzzle Shapes are designed for use by individuals who have physical, cognitive or sensory disabilities. The share are featured in this extra-thick Wooden Puzzle with easy-grasp, chunky pieces. Each piece has a matching picture underneath and the shape name is printed on the puzzle board. It encourages hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and visual perception skills.
The Norco Leg Lifter Assist, model NC94301, is a leg lifter and leg positioning aid designed for use by people with physical disabilities. The device consists of an aluminum rod and foothold covered with webbing. A hand loop is located at one end and a larger foot loop at the other. The lifter is covered with 1-inch wide, soft nylon webbing. The 10-inch loop foothold is bendable. DIMENSIONS: The rod is 22 inches long. The total length including hand strap is 42.5 inches.
One, Two, Tie My Shoe is a lacing shoe set designed for use by individuals with fine motor, neurological, cognitive, or upper extremity disabilities. This set includes four chunky, jumbo-sized, soft foam lacing shoes, and four giant plush laces.
Opti-Cool Headgear is a light weight EVA foam and Lycra helmet. It is designed for everyday use and protection for individuals who require additional head support. EVA foam has both clarity and gloss, low-temperature toughness, stress-crack resistance, hot-melt adhesive waterproof properties, and is resistant to UV radiation. The helmet has impact and vibration absorption which allows for energy to disperse upon impact, reducing the chance for serious head injury. The interior of the helmet allo
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable a man who needs to use one hand to maintain a standing position to keep his trousers up when dressing. Obtain a set of pant braces that (a) have clips for attaching to the top of the pants, and (b) have two separate straps attached at the back by a plastic crossover clip. Separate the two straps and throw away the plastic crossover clip. The straps can be used as two separate aids (for example, one for the bedroom and one for the bathroom). When dressi
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Aids in the ability to dress for those who cannot bend or have stiff joints. Two hangers, duct tape and a metal pole make up this device. COMMENTS: Designed originally for a man with a constricting knee cast, the Pants, Sock, Shoe Dressing Aid was created to help those who cannot bend, or have a hard time putting on their clothes. The device allows them to do so independently.
The Plastic Handle Button Hook with Zipper Pull, model 2038, is a combination button aid and zipper pull designed for use by individuals with grasping or fine motor disabilities, arthritis, limited hand dexterity or the use of only one hand. Designed to assist people with dressing by aiding with pulling zippers and fastening buttons, this device features a plastic handle with a button hook one end. At the opposite end is a slim metal hook that slips into the hole on a zipper tab to pull the zip
The PocketDresser is a combination buttonhook, zipper pull, and button aid designed for use by individuals with fine motor or upper extremity disabilities. The device incorporates a large buttonhook, a small buttonhook, a zipper pick, and a closed loop buttoning aid, all of which fold into a pocket-knife-style handle. The zipper pick functions as a zipper pull and can be used to free a buried zipper tab or untie knotted shoelaces. A spring-tensioned design secures the tools to the handle and all
The Primer Pak, model LR-2117, is a set of eye hand coordination activities designed for use by children with physical or neurological disabilities. The set includes a crepe rubber alphabet puzzle, four Fit-A-Space Discs with shapes for stringing, three chipboard shapes with tipped laces for lacing and tracing, and 25 rubber octagon pieces for construction, with a carrying and storage bag. DIMENSIONS: The alphabet puzzle is 8 inches square, and the carrying case is 9 inches square.
The Quantum Reacher is designed to assist individuals with limited reach or who need assistance in reaching objects without significant bending or stretching. This reacher features a plastic pistol grip, a neoprene-lined plastic claw, and an aluminum shaft. The trigger control mechanism allows the user to control the width of the opening of the gripper claw and to lock the claw in position. The reacher also features a hook on the top for pulling objects or dressing assistance, and a magnet in th
The Ring Zipper Pull is designed to assist individuals with difficulties grasping small objects to work zippers. The metal ring attaches to zipper tabs with the attached clasp. DIMENSIONS: The ring is 1 inch in diameter.
The Rolyan Shoulder Length Compression Gloves is designed for use by individuals with edema disabilities. The gloves are designed with seams away from the skin, use a left glove for the right hand and a right glove for the left hand. Washable Lycra and spandex. Available in wrist, forearm and shoulder lengths. Latex free.
The Rubber Handle Button Hook with Zipper Pull, model A720301, is designed to aid individuals with use of one hand or with upper extremity or fine motor disabilities to fasten buttons and pull zippers. One end of the rubber handle has a wire loop that slips over the button to pull it through the buttonhole. The hook at the opposite end of the handle slips into the eye of the zipper tab for pulling zippers. DIMENSIONS: The handle has a diameter of 0.75 inch.
The Sammons Preston Complete Hip Replacement Kit With Reacher is designed for use by individuals who have had a hip and knee replacement or who have mobility disabilities. The kit features eight household necessities for clients recovering from hip surgery and includes a plastic bag.
The Sammons Preston Deluxe Hip and Knee Equipment Package is designed to allow those with limited mobility to function more independently during daily tasks. Each kit includes the following: SPR 26 inch or 32 inch Reacher, Flexible Sock and Stocking Aid, 24 inch E-Z Slide Shoehorn and 27 inch Ergonomic Handle Sponge, Contour.
Presents the basics of lacing and tying in a "shoe-on-foot" position. Brightly colored frame has two lacing flaps, each flap having 4 eyelets. Included is a nylon lace, with 1 smooth tip and 1 ribber, and a regular cotton shoelace. Nylon lace available separately, 1-03810-00 for $4.00.
The Slip-On Dressing Aid, model F73839, is a long handled aid designed to assist wheelchair users and persons with back problems or arthritis to don stockings, socks, underwear, shorts and slacks. The device consists of a pair of curved plastic rods which rock against each other along a section of intermeshing teeth molded into their inner surfaces. Each rod has a pad of Velcro hook material at one end to hold onto an article of clothing. By squeezing the other ends of the rod together, the rods
Long handled stocking aid has aluminum arms and rubber handles and grips. DIMENSIONS: Length is 23 inches. WEIGHT: Less than 1 pound.
The SuperMax Maximum Moisture Wicking AFO Socks are specially sized for AFOs. The
extra length extends beyond the top of the brace. There is high stretch Lycra spandex yarn to conform to the anatomy and reduce skin pressure. These socks are seamless and includes anti-microbial with the maximum 92% of Coolmax Moisture wicking for "SUPERMAX" Moisture Management.
The Sure Hand Button Hook/Zipper Aid, model A9231, is designed to aid individuals with use of one hand or with fine motor disabilities to fasten buttons and pull zippers. One end of the cushioned handle has a wire loop that slips over the button to pull it through the buttonhole. The hook at the opposite end of the handle slips into the eye of the zipper tab for pulling zippers. DIMENSION: Handle has a diameter of 1.5 inches.
The Threading Set is a hand eye coordination activity designed for use with children with neurological and fine motor disabilities. The set includes two plastic shoe shapes punched for lacing, laces, and a large plastic needle. One shoe is printed with letters and the other with numbers, providing letter and number recognition practice in addition to lacing and shoe tying practice. DIMENSIONS: Each shoe is 8 inches long.
Undercover Tape™ - Ditch the Itch! is designed for use by children and adults who have sensory processing disorder or are tactile defensive to clothes with a tag, label or seam. To use, remove tape from liner, place flat on irritating spot and rub with pressure to adhere tape. Use the 15 band-aid sized pieces of tape on the garment or directly on skin. Leaves no sticky residue and can be cut if smaller areas need to be covered. Hypo- allergenic, latex free tapes are effective and can withstand a
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device to allow a bilateral arm amputee to put on and remove protheses independently. A " valet" made of wood: a back piece 16 inches long and two side arms, 12 inches long, with grooves cut into them to hold the prostheses (which are attached together with straps that go across the back). This can be fastened to a wall or a chair at the appropriate height. The client backs up to it and slips into or out of the prostheses which stay on this holder when
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device to wind a watch without fine finger movement. Winder made of a piece of 3/8 inch dowel with a hard rubber or plastic disk glued on one end. A small hole is drilled in the plastic. This is pushed onto the winding stem to wind the watch. A 1/4 inch dowel can be fastened through the other end of the device to provide a grip. Includes drawing. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Independence Factory TITLE: Make it Cheap: Volume 3 REF: Middletown,
The Wood Lacing Sneaker is a toy designed for children with fine motor disabilities ages 3 and up to teach them eye hand coordination and fine motor skills as they learn how to tie a bow.
The Zip Grips is a zipper pull designed to help individuals with one hand or limited range of motion to pull up a zipper. The Zip Grip is a plastic ring that attaches to any zip. The user can put their finger in the ring and easily pull open and close the zip. Additionally, the zips come in a pack of 6 and are machine washable.
Zip Grips are zipper pulls designed for use by individuals with fine motor disabilities. These large plastic rings snap onto the zipper tabs of shirts, sweaters, jackets, purses, luggage, etc. to provide a larger grip area. DIMENSIONS: One inch in diameter. COLOR: Black.
The Zip It is a zipper pull designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities or arthritis. Designed to enable individuals to dress without assistance, this device features a hook that grasps and closes the zipper. DIMENSIONS: The hook is 4 inches.
The Zip-It Zipper Pull is a zipper pull designed to enable individuals with limited manual dexterity to manipulate zippers. The device consists of a T-Shaped handle with a hook imbedded in one end. To pull a zipper, the user slips the hook through the hole in the zipper tab and pulls the handle up or down.
The Zipper and Button Puller, model EN27CRD, is a combination button aid and zipper pull designed for use by individuals with arthritis or limited manual dexterity or strength. This folding device features a large plastic handle with a D-shaped hole at one end and a slim metal hook at the other end. The hook slips into the holes on a button to pull it through the button hole or into the hole on a zipper tab to pull the zipper up or down. The unit folds to half-length to fit into a pocket or purs
The Zipper Aid, model H73889, is a long handled zipper pull designed to assist individuals with back clothing zippers. The wooden stick has a plastic crosspies handle and a Z-shaped hook for for catching zipper pull tabs. Twenty small rings are supplied for attaching to zipper tabs. DIMENSIONS: Stick is 20 inches long.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Hook to pull up long zippers or back zippers. Illustrates device made of a length of 30 to 50 test monofilament fastened on one end to a plastic drapery ring or bone crochet ring, and on the other to a small size cup hook, using an electrical crimp wire connector. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Independence Factory TITLE: How to Make it Cheap Manual: Volume 1 REF: Middletown, Ohio: Independence Factory: p 35 NARIC CALL NUMBER: R1181 PAGES (includin
"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable people with fine motor or grasping disabilities to use a zipper. Cut 6 to 8 inches of fishing line and thread it through the hole in the zipper pull. Tie the ends together. The loop can be used to pull the zipper up and down and can be tucked into the zipper facing when not in use. MATERIALS: Clear fishing line. TOOLS: scissors. SKILLS REQUIRED: Cutting and tying. TITLE: Ten Dollar Tech. NEWSLETTER: TECHtalk, Illinois Technology Assistive Technology
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Helps to pull up a hard to reach zipper. Recommends turning an ordinary heavy gauge metal coat hanger into a zipper pull by holding the hangar's base, placing the V section over a door knob and pulling on the base until the hangar forms a long handle. Then wrap tape around the hangar's upper mid-section for support. To use, insert the hook into the zipper tab and pull up on the hangar. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: TITLE: Accent on Living REF: Jou
The Zipper Pulls are zipper pulls designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities or arthritis. These pulls attach to zippers on a variety of items, including jackets, sweaters, boots and luggage. They are made of polypropylene with grooved nylon grip tabs. DIMENSIONS: 3.25 inches long; the tabs are (LxW) 0.75 x 0.5 inches. COLOR: Assorted.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Hooks on handcuffs to pull zippers for persons with little or no finger strength or dexterity. Pictures three zipper pulls: 1) a metal strip to fit around the hand riveted into a loop, with a piece of wire bent into a hook riveted to it; 2) plastic wire or any suitable cordlike material looped to fit the hand and fastened with a piece of 1/4 inch tubing, crimped, attached to to a short piece of bent wire with a small electrical butt splice; 3) a 3/4 in