Sabah has difficulty;
Bringing her hands to her mouth or maintaining them in the midline whilst supine
Propping herself up using her arms whilst in a prone position
Grasping and releasing objects. Sabah maintains her hands in a fisted position
Sabah’s therapist chose the Early Activity System to encourage a more functional midline position, develop bilateral grasp, and enable her to prop on her elbows in the prone position.
Using the roll under her legs helps to accommodate increased tone and brings her pelvis into a more neutral position. The head support and small rolls are placed bilaterally under her shoulders to bring her scapula forward. This position gave Sabah experience and practice of a functional position, and provides more opportunity for hand to hand co-ordination.
Using the various components in a variety of positions, the Early Activity System has encouraged Sabah to develop new skills. She can now sit with support and prop up using her arms. Sabah now opens her hands from the fisted position and interacts with her toys, and is able to hold her head for a longer period of time in the mid-line position.