Adaptive Equipment and Occupational Therapy

Adaptive equipment is often used by occupational therapists in effort to help patents develop or recovery control over their hand movement.

Certain tools can be extremely helpful during this process, including adapted plates, adaptive utensils, and universal cuffs. These help the patient focus on the developing movement in their arms instead of focusing on the manipulation of their fingers.

“Adapted utensils might also work with students who have tactile or sensory deficits, coordination problems, or reduced strength.”

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