Go Baby Go! The Freedom of Movement
Keywords:mobility impairment, motor skills, power mobility devices, motor disability in young children, assistive technology
Movement, exploration, and the ability to be mobile are anticipated parts of development for most toddlers and young children. However, individuals with severe mobility impairments may be delayed or never experience the stages of motor development such as crawling, standing, and taking their first steps. Researchers have developed a program to provide toddlers and young children with a relatively inexpensive and functional option to experience movement using ride-on toy cars. This article describes the Go Baby Go! program and its implementation at one university. It also provides tips and suggestions for learning more about the project and suggestions for those interested in establishing similar programs at other institutions.
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