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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thanksgiving AT Tools - from Star Training

 November, 2012
Happy Thanksgiving
For individuals with disabilities, preparing and eating the Thanksgiving dinner can be difficult without the right assistive technology (AT) tools.   

Difficulty with chewing and swallowing can result in choking, aspirating, and other medical complications; therefore it is critical consult with a medical professional if chewing and swallowing are challenging. An occupational therapist or speech-language pathologist can assist with determining what AT may aid with self-feeding, eating, and swallowing.   
Assistive Technology Tools 
Food Prep:
Cutting Board
Cutting Board
* Nails hold food in place 

* Corner guards keep food from sliding
Universal Cuff
universal cuff
* Built up foam makes it easier to grasp
* Velcro strap keeps securely in place

Scoopable bowl
* Suction base prevents bowl from moving if accidentally bumped or hit
* Deeper side makes it easier to scoop

Nosey Cup
nosey cup
* Cut-out for nose to allow for drinking without tipping your head
* Helps to maintain proper positioning 

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