Water Walking Assistant, made of PVC pipe and pool noodle. I think that this would be a great adaptive equipment for people with polio because it would help them stay upright and assist with their walking in the water.

Water Walking Assistant

Water Walking Assistant, made of PVC pipe and pool noodle. This is such a simple adaptive device that it can be utilized to help people with a variety of disabilities.

Universal utensil holder to assist individuals with arthritis and grasping, fine motor or neuromuscular disabilities to hold and manipulate eating utensils.

Assistive Eating, Universal Utensil Holder. Almost for Free

The Brown-Bag Teacher: Teacher Hack: Pool-Noodle Card Holders

Teacher Hack: Pool-Noodle Card Holders

The Brown-Bag Teacher: Teacher Hack: Pool-Noodle Card Holders. I use card games with kids to teach social skills ( turn taking, loosing and winning with grace, negotiation. Sometimes kids do not have the muscle coordination to manage a hand of cards.

This adaptive fishing rod holder was made for those who have fine motor difficulties. It gives students an opportunity to go fishing for class or for leisure.

Original: -This gives a visualization of the kinds of adaptations that can be made just by being innovative in your interests. Adapted equipment allows individuals with disabilities to enjoy their recreation activities more easily.

"Handy Helper" carrying strap, to help you carry your laundry basket with limited or no use of one hand/arm.

"Handy Helper" carrying strap, to help you carry your laundry basket with limited or no use of one hand/arm. Leaves an arm free to hold a cane.

Key Turner for an easier experience when opening a door, OT Modification

adapted key turner allows individuals who with limited pinch & grasp ability to control key turn with two fingers & wrist motion.

If you have trouble bending over to feed your pets, mount some PVC inside an old basket and attach to a table. Never have to bend again.  From Adaptive Equipment OTA 210

If you have trouble bending over to feed your pets, mount some PVC inside an old basket and attach to a table. Never have to bend again. From Adaptive Equipment OTA 210 IAdl-petcare

The Art of Adapting.

Do-It-Yourself Designs for Daily Living

To help cope with diminished vision, muscles and dexterity, older Americans are adapting household items from soap to straws.

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