Short Tilte:Durable medical equipment for children with spinal cord dysfunction: Implications of age and level of injury
Journal:J Spinal Cord Med
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):07, 30, , S172-S177
BACKGROUND: Children with spinal cord dysfunction interact with their environment in different ways than their able-bodied peers. To enable them to participate in typical, age-appropriate activities, they must be provided with various types of equipment. Choosing from available options involves a team approach. SUMMARY: This article discusses general types of durable medical equipment for mobility (wheelchairs, strollers, standers), communication (including augmentative communication devices and computers), self-care, and recreation. Provision of this equipment for these children enhances their ability to learn and to take part in everyday activities and improves their quality of life.