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Understanding Minimal, Mild & Moderate Support Needs

For Children With...

Minimal Positioning Needs

Minimal to Mild Positioning Needs

Mild-Moderate Positioning Needs

Sitting

Independent on the floor

Exhibits some balance

Needs support

Head Control

Good Head Control

Exhibits some head control

Needs full head support

Trunk Control

Good Trunk Control

Exhibits some trunk control

Needs full trunk support

Range of Motion

No Restrictions

Minial restrictions in the hips, knees and/or ankles

Restrictions throughout the body

Tilt-in-Space

Not required

Required to prevent muscle fatigue after long periods of time

Required

For Children With...

Minimal Positioning Needs

Minimal to Mild Positioning Needs

Mild-Moderate Positioning Needs

Seating Examples

Keekaroo Kids Chair
Special Tomato Floor Sitter
Special Tomato HI-Low MPSSpecial Tomato HI-Low MPS
Special Tomato Hi-Low MPS

Stroller Examples

R82 CricketR82 Cricket
R82 Cricket
Special Tomato EIO
Convaid Rodeo Tilt

Please contact our therapists and they can help you find the proper supports for your child’s positioning needs… to start please click the <a href="size-help">SIZING HELP</a> and complete a simple form. Feel free to call us toll free at (800) 371-2778 with any questions that you may have about finding the best special needs equipment choice for you and your child. We are here to help you!

By Katie Bergeron Peglow, PT, MS