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Research Article  |   July 1989
A Custom-Made Head Pointer for Children
Author Affiliations
  • Kaaren H. Jewell, MEd, OTR/L, is Occupational Therapy Section Head at the Clinical Center for the Study of Development and Learning, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. (Mailing address: CB 7255, BSRC, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7255)
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Assistive Technology / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Features
Research Article   |   July 1989
A Custom-Made Head Pointer for Children
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 1989, Vol. 43, 456-460. doi:10.5014/ajot.43.7.456
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 1989, Vol. 43, 456-460. doi:10.5014/ajot.43.7.456
Abstract

Severely physically disabled adults and children may be able to use a head pointer to access an augmentative communication system or to participate in activities. This paper describes how to make and fit a thermoplastic head pointer and how to train a child to use it.