Letters of Educational Necessity Activity Chair Letter of Educational Necessity
View a sample letter of educational necessity for the Rifton Activity Chair. It is not intended to provide definitive guidance for the IEP or 504 Plan in any specific student situation. School-based therapists will follow school district requirements and make the ultimate determination as to the appropriateness of a product to enable the student with physical disabilities to access the educational curriculum, benefit from specialized instruction, and participate in school activities. Download PDF (511.4 KB)
Letters of Educational Necessity Pacer Gait Trainer Letter of Educational Necessity
View a sample letter of educational necessity for the Rifton Pacer Gait Trainer. It is not intended to provide definitive guidance for the IEP or 504 Plan in any specific student situation. School-based therapists will follow school district requirements and make the ultimate determination as to the appropriateness of a product to enable the student with physical disabilities to access the educational curriculum, benefit from specialized instruction, and participate in school activities. Download PDF (826.3 KB)
Letters of Educational Necessity Tips for Writing a Letter of Educational Necessity
When you need to justify adaptive equipment acquisition in a school-based setting, by accessing funding sources administered by special education decision-makers, you may find the following resources useful...
PT/OT Teaching Weight Acceptance with the Rifton Activity Chair January 07, 2020 by Elena Noble, MPT
Beyond the comforts of the sofa or the academics of a classroom, sitting is a learning position – for motor skill building. For those with disabilities that limit standing and walking opportunities, this means engaging in seated postures and activities that challenge core stability, endurance, trunk and head control. And the start of the learning process always begins with transferring out of a...
PT/OT P-PAS, Adaptive Equipment and You December 03, 2019 by Sue Cecere PT, MHS
The Posture and Postural Ability Scale or P-PAS is a tool that can be used to assess posture, postural ability and the quality of posture in prone, supine, sitting and standing positions. Posture, in this context, refers to the anatomical alignment of body parts in relationship to each other and the environment.
PT/OT SATCo, Adaptive Equipment and You November 18, 2019 by Sue Cecere PT, MHS
SATCo is a valuable tool to help clinicians determine just where a client needs trunk support in order to engage in a task or activity. The work of Butler et al. demonstrated the validity of the tool and its ability to detect trunk weakness and postural control challenges. This approach to assessing the trunk is a paradigm shift.
Videos MPS Posterior Adjustment
Watch this video to learn how to quickly and easily reverse the Multi Positioning Saddle (MPS) of the Rifton Pacer when using it as a posterior walker.
How To's Guidelines for Functional Use of the Pacer Gait Trainer Part II
The Pacer gait trainer is a walking device used in pediatric and adult rehabilitation settings to support individuals with disabilities for upright posture and ambulatory activities. Each Pacer component (or prompt) adjusts to accommodate various positioning needs, and is easily removed when it is no longer required.
Tips & Advice Guidelines for Functional Use of the Pacer Gait Trainer Part I October 07, 2019 by Elena Noble, MPT
The Pacer gait trainer is a walking device used across pediatric settings and adult rehabilitation settings to support individuals with disabilities in upright postures and ambulatory activities. With the appropriate supports in the gait trainer, independent mobility becomes a possibility. Each Pacer accessory (or prompt) adjusts to accommodate any positioning need or is otherwise easily removed to...
Videos E-Pacer Introduction
This video is an introduction to a series educating therapists how to use the E-Pacer in Inpatient Rehabilitation for patients with acute onset hemiplegia.
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