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Does anyone have any resources for tools/toys/gadgets for children with one arm?  New to this (adopted a 6-year-old) and trying to quickly provide things that can help her feed herself, play, dress, etc.  Waiting for referral to OT and PT, so haven't been able to ask them yet.

 

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Last year I worked with a child for whom both arms were mishapen and unusable, and she completely fed herself, mostly using her mouth. Cutting your DD's food up and providing her a straw for her drink should do the trick.

 

encourage your DD to use her chin/neck to hold things so she can manipulate them with her hand. She might also use her feet to help hold things.
 


but everything has pros and cons  shrug.gif

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Thanks.  I guess I am looking for ways to help her do things better, or easier, or less messily (if that is a word!).  Like when she eats, she can't hold the bowl and get the last bit out, and she can't pour milk into a cup because the cup moves, etc.  She does use her feet and her body when possible. She also has a hard time playing with some toys, so I thought there may be certain toys that would be suggested for her. Even zippers need 2 hands, etc.  I'm sure there must be a website somewhere for kids, but all I can find are adult websites.  I have gotten a few good ideas (put a non-skid mat on the table for her so the plate doesn't slide, etc) but was looking for more.

 

Basically I want her to be frustrated less often. . .

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