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Know-How

At Leckey we believe in sharing knowledge. Our clinical and product research together with our collective clinical, design and engineering experience means that we have lots to share. Working in partnership with families and professionals using this knowledge ensures the best outcome for the babies, children, young people and adults we aim to help.

    Sitting

  • Posture, How it Develops, and the Reason We Sit

    Have you ever wondered why the seated posture is just so important? This easy-to-read and evidenced-based article not only explains the importance of posture, how it develops and why we sit, but also describes the ideal seated posture, goals of special seating, and the differences between modular and moulded seating solutions.

    August 2011
  • The Role of Early Intervention in Therapy

    In 2005 Leckey commissioned a series of three literature reviews at the University of Ulster to underpin development of Mygo, Squiggles, and later, Pal and KIT. This review is the third in that series.

    October 2010
  • Postural Management: Components of Specialised Seating Equipment

    In 2005 Leckey commissioned a series of three literature reviews at the University of Ulster to underpin development of Mygo, Squiggles, and later, Pal and KIT. This review is the second in that series.

    October 2010
  • The Fundamental Principles of Seating and Positioning in Children with Physical Disabilities

    In 2005 Leckey commissioned a series of three literature reviews at the University of Ulster to underpin development of Mygo, Squiggles, and later, Pal and KIT. This review is the first in that series.

    October 2010
  • Establishing Best Practice in Children’s Seating Assessment

    Each seating system can only be as effective as how well it is matched to the needs of the user. Therefore the assessment process is crucial. This innovative research, carried out in partnership with the University of Ulster is the first of its kind in the UK and Ireland to attempt to identify best practice in this complex field. This article provides the abstract and the reference for the full research paper.

    October 2010
  • Case History Programme

    Are you interested in contributing to the growing body of evidence about the effectiveness of special equipment? This article explains the background to our Case History programme, and provides a link to download our Case History Report Form, Guidance and Consent Form.

    September 2010
  • Seating References

    During our research we have come across many papers which are relevant to different areas of our work. Unfortunately copyright law means that we cannot provide the research papers to you, but we can give you a list of useful references, divided into categories of postural care. Some of these are freely available online. Check using Google Scholar.

    September 2010
  • Development of Mygo and Squiggles

    When launched, Mygo and Squiggles represented a shift in the way Leckey designed and manufactured seating systems. This article explains the research and development process behind the innovation and how the products meet the clinical needs of children in these age groups.

    August 2010
  • Seating Assessment and Prescription Workshops

    Following feedback from our popular KnowHow training courses, we have developed a practical workshop education format which is FREE to clinicians. This document explains the learning outcomes, the workshop format, and how you can arrange a workshop for your team.

    August 2010
  • Pal Clinical Information

    Pal is a simple non-assessment seat for children with mild postural support needs. This article explains the clinical rationale and research behind the product, the type of children who will benefit from Pal, and how the features of the Pal seat are designed to meet the clinical needs.

    July 2010
  • Leckey research partnership with University of Aberdeen

    The University research team, led by Dr Mark Mon-Williams, has expert knowledge in Development Co-ordination Disorders (DCDs) and how they affect an individual’s ability to function. Leckey has also been researching this same area - but specifically with special needs children.

    February 2008