Dec 212016
BK2016/65 – Wide child gate

 Client’s child gate Gate installed Unmodified  retractor mechanism …  … and after modification. The client is a wheelchair user and needs a child gate to separate the kitchen and dining areas. The opening is wider than the widest commercially available gate. The client purchased a spring-loaded 1.4m wide retractable child gate and wall extension pieces […]

 December 21, 2016  Posted by at 09:41 Children's Equipment - Development and Play No Responses »
Apr 292016
BK2015/56 – Dinner tray collection trolleys

  Finished trolleys Underside of tray trolley showing tray drop mechanism   Original trolleys Trolleys in use A special needs school had two trolleys which were used by the children to dispose of food waste, cutlery and crockery after their midday meal. The original trolleys were unsuitable in a number of ways. Metal crosspieces of no […]

Feb 102016
BK2015/67 – Child’s steps

A 3-year-old child with cerebral palsy is unable to walk unaided.  To promote her independence, her mother wishes her to be able to use the wash basin with minimal assistance.  She had already bought wooden steps and needed side rails for safety. Height adjustable tubular steel rails were fitted. Berks Panel Job BK2015/67.

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Dec 102015
BK2007/22 – Scooter board

Scooter board Guard around casters to deter little fingers An autistic child needs a scooter board to aid sensory development of a size larger than commercially available ones. The board was fitted with a clear plastic cup, cut to a suitable length, around each caster to act as a guard. Berks Panel Job BK2007/22.

 December 10, 2015  Posted by at 14:44 Children's Equipment - Development and Play No Responses »
Aug 142015
Modify standard bike to balance bike

The client is 4 years old, with mild hemiplegic cerebral palsy. He has been using a standard balance bike, and is not yet ready for pedals, but as he is quite tall for his age has nearly outgrown his current bike. The parents cannot find a larger balance bike for him. There is a range […]

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