Frequent adjustment for daily use (therapists / carers / parents)
Parents and carers should be shown how to make frequent adjustments and made aware of the safety checks by a technically and clinically competent person who has been trained in the use of the product. Leckey recommend that a written record is maintained of all parents and carers who have been trained in the use of this product.
Transferring your child into and out of the seat
Before placing the child in to the system carry out the daily product inspection. The system should always be positioned on a flat surface so that it is stable. Make sure the safety buckle on the dynamic trunk support and pelvic harness are released and out of the way to facilitate transfer. Open the cushioned support by first unfastening the front panel and unclipping the plastic buckle in the centre. Pull the flexible supports out of the way to aid lifting the child in or out of the seat.
Adjust the harnesses so the child cannot slide or creep forward in the seat.
The correct positioning and tensioning of the pelvic harness is key to a child’s postural management affecting their comfort and ability to achieve functional goals. Please ask your therapist as to the correct tensioning of straps for your child as this is critical to good postural management. Loosen all the straps to their maximum before placing the child in the seat. First secure the plastic buckle (C) in the middle. To adjust the depth, adjust straps (A) on both sides and (B) for height. Always attach the pelvic strap first before making any other adjustments. The harness may need to be repositioned depending on the clothing worn.
Check harness is secure to ensure the child is safe and cannot slide forward in the seat.
Dynamic trunk support adjustment
If the child requires trunk support as part of their postural support programme it may need to be repositioned depending on the activity. To change the width of the trunk support, unfasten the front panel adjust the straps to the desired position and refasten the front panel. To set the height and angle of the dynamic trunk support please refer to section 10 Clinical setup for postural management Always check with your therapist as to the optimum positioning and tensioning of the straps and support items.
If the child has a feeding tube, ensure the straps or cushions do not interfere with it.
Padded activity tray
The padded activity tray can be angle, height and depth adjusted to provide optimum support for, posture function or play activities. To height adjust the tray loosen the plastic knobs (A), press the popper in (B), slide the inner tube to the desired position and re-tighten the plastic knob (A). Ensure that the poppers are in the same hole position at either side so the tray remains level. To angle adjust loosen the plastic handle (C) at either side of the tray, tilt the tray to the desired position and re-tighten the plastic handle. The tray can be simply depth adjusted by pushing the tray closer to the child. However, to prevent an active child from pushing the tray away it can be secured to the seat base with the additional attachment straps (D) provided. To secure the tray, clip the buckles at the base of the tray into the attachment strap receivers at the bottom of the seat base. The depth can be set by adjusting the straps.
Always use caution to ensure the childs hands or arms do not become trapped when adjusting the tray.
Always use caution to ensure that fingers do not become trapped in the slot when angle adjusting the tray.
Do not place hot objects on the tray, greater than 30 degrees Celsius.
Please note that the tray is for the use of the user only. Do not lean or place heavy objects on the tray, greater than 8kgs (17.6lbs)