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Father creates special crutches to help his daughter

Shared by Marie Esmenio on 2014-10-28 16:52

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hughmorme's daughter was walking with a walker as a result of developmental delays. The cane was used to help her to transition away from the walker, and get familiar with the movement of the cane.

She used the cane for only a short time while she began to walk without it. It usually is a much more difficult to move from the walker to walking unassisted. The canes were purchased at a local pharmacy. They were the same size. By shortening one of the canes bottom sections, and modifying the cut section into two pieces, the "assistive" cane was created and the father was able to help his child through this transition.

The adult would walk behind the child. If successful, you will not need the longer section of the cane for long. Once the child is able to use the cane without adult assistance, the cane can be separated.

Adapted from : http://www.instructables.com/id/Training-Cane-for-Todler/

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hughmorme (instructables username) created an assistive cane to help his daughter on the transition from a walker to a cane.

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