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PO1.5: Firefly Products Used for Functional Play & ADLs in Kids with CP

Some families of young children with special needs can't afford complex rehab equipment, are awaiting insurance approval of said equipment, don't have space for it or aren't ready for their child to 'look different.' This poster provides various ways therapists and caregivers can use Firefly Products in functional play and ADLs. It presents the results of case studies where patients younger than 3 years old utilized the Firefly Products in their daily lives.


Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to;



Molly E Fugate, PT, DPT
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center - Perlman Center
Cincinnati, Ohio
United States

Molly is a physical therapist at the Perlman Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She has been practicing for four years. The Perlman Center is an assistive technology center that specializes in adaptive equipment and therapeutic interventions for children and adults with cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular disorders. Molly specializes in the Early Intervention population as well as complex rehab technology for patients of all ages.



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    2. Morgan, C., Novak, I., Dale, R. & Badawi, N. (2015). Optimising motor learning in infants at high risk of cerebral palsy: a pilot study. BMC Pediatrics, 15(1), n. pag. Web.
    3. Ulrich, B. (2010). Opportunities for Early Intervention Based on Theory, Basic Neuroscience, and Clinical Science. Physical Therapy, 90(12), 1868-1880.

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