Child Safety: Concerning Appropriate Use of Straps and Supports with Rifton Chairs
Recently the media have reported on incidents where children with disabilities have been strapped into chairs or toileting systems as a behavioral restraint and in an entirely inappropriate (and abusive) manner. Parents and child advocates are understandably concerned about such inappropriate use. Some have faulted the design of the seating or toileting systems involved.
It is, however, important to...
Straps and Supports Poster Text
Rifton Equipment is intended to help children achieve the highest possible level of independence and personal dignity. Straps and supports should be used only when they support this goal. General uses for straps and supports include:
Postural Support: Some children need supports and straps to maintain their posture as they do activities with their head and hands, and to prevent developing deformities...
Using the Rifton Activity Chair with Forearm Prompts
The Rifton Activity Chair replaces the Advancement Chair.
The Rifton Activity Chair simplifies the lives of caregivers while empowering clients to build sitting skills that will enable them to take part in more activities than ever before.
The ground–breaking therapy chair is built on the same concept as the Rifton Advancement Chair. All Rifton Activity Chair positioning options and prompt...