Introducing an on-demand model for GoBabyGoEarly childhood power mobility provision
Background: Early childhood power mobility (ECPM) helps children with neuromuscular and orthopedic conditions improve mobility and attain developmental milestones (Henderson, Skelton, & Rosenbaum, 2008). ; The standard GoBabyGomodel calls for scheduled car "build" events that occur several times yearly, introducing a gap between child identification and ECPM provision. ; Significant gaps may mean missing developmentally sensitive periods, mitigating the benefits of the ECPM device. Discussion and conclusion: The primary barrier to implementation was coordination of varying schedules. Barrier was overcome by: Providing release time schedules for therapists ; Student roster to complete evaluations and modifications ; Implementing a plan to ensure institutional memory ; Because the on-demand model puts children in cars faster than the traditional model, we propose that the benefits justify the costs.
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