What Therapists like about the KidWalk
Standing enables eye contact with peers and helps establish social contacts and awareness
“ Experiencing self initiated hands free mobility on a daily basis not only positively affects development of the upper body, range of movements, eye hand coordination, vision, spatial awareness, problem solving and cognitive function, it also has a direct affect on encouraging communicative interaction with siblings and peers.”
Christine Wright-Ott, MPA, OTR/L - Principle Investigator NIDRR TOTWalker Project
Therapist Like KidWalk Accessory Options such as:
(look at accessory page for more details about options)
It is important to provide opportunities for self initiated mobility as early as possible for the greatest impact on development.
Benefits seen from kids using the KidWalk include
Studies have demonstrated that children with disabilities, who achieve self initiated mobility at an early age to EXPLORE & DISCOVER their environment, benefit in many developmental areas, particularly spatial cognition.
Large wheels promotes rotation of upper body above pelvis an for easy maneuverability
Hands free design allows active an independent exploration
Standing/Walking contributes to improved vital functions, such as digestion, blood circulation, respiration, and increase in bone density.
Weight Shift helps with natural gait patterns, motor skills and balance
Helps promote and train musculature and hip extension and upright pelvic position