Child's first use in the KidWalk


  • Put seat lower to ground so child's legs are behind them, allowing for small steps


  • It is OK for kids to move backwards at first, any movement at first is successful movement.


  • Use leg wraps to help loosen muscle tightness. This helps with hip and knee flexion contractures.


  • Loosen leg wraps or take off after 10 minutes if or when muscle tightness relaxes.


  • Try ankle weights to help kids feel grounded.


  • Soft wrap around stomach helps kids feel more supported and comfortable in the KidWalk. Like being hugged.


  • Any movement is great for success. You don't learn how to ride a bike in ten minutes.


  • You can add a bell to shoes or any other motivating object like a toy or food.


  • Try several motivating actions, you never know what will work. (We once tried to motivate a child to move in a supportive walker without success for 30 minutes, until her friend walked into the classroom, then she ran over to her friend in the walker)


  • Make sure child is well hydrated, children get thirsty moving around.

Individualized Education Program (IEP) GOALS for Assessing Physical Education/Recess Activities


Baseline: Student has no means of accessing playground activities during recess and has indicated an interest in playing tether ball, but cannot reach it in his wheelchair and has a difficult time using both hands to direct the ball.


Goal: By the end of the school year, Student will be able to return a tether ball back to a peer on the first attempt for 2/3 trials while standing in his own support walker as measured by his therapist or teacher.


Objective: By _________, Student will be able to catch or stop a tether ball pushed by a peer with or without verbal and physical prompts, for 1/3 trials while standing in a support walker.


Objective: By _________, Student will be able to return tether ball to a peer for 1/3 trials with or without verbal and physical assistance while standing in a support walker.


Goal: By _________, when positioned in his own standing mobility device, Student when given a soccer ball placed 2 feet in front of him will take steps towards the ball and kick it to a peer or into a goal for 2/3 trials as measured by his therapist or teacher.


Objective: By _________, Student, when positioned in his standing mobility device indoors on hard surface floor and given a 12" ball placed in front of his feet and with verbal and physical prompting, will kick the ball for 2/3 trials as measured by his therapist or teacher.


Objective: By __________, Student, when positioned in a standing mobility device indoors on hard surfaced floor and given a 12" ball placed 2 feet in front of him, will walk to the ball and kick it towards another person for 2/3 trials as measured by his therapist or teacher.

 



KidWalk Tips