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Part 2 in our series about one family's experience with the Explorer Mini. See part 1.
Last week was the start of our series, focusing on the Explorer Mini with questions and answers from a parent/caregiver perspective in the form of video interviews. While last week's blog was all about first impressions of the Explorer Mini, this week we turn our focus on how the Explorer Mini promotes exploration. Click on the videos below to hear Mike's answer or read the transcript below that. All transcripts are edited for clarity.
Part 1 in our series about one family's experience with the Explorer Mini.
When Mike and Sandy's daughter Sylvia was about three months old, she was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy type 1. Spinal muscular atrophy is a gradual decay of her motor neurons. They were told early on that mobility is a really important part of Sylvia's development, and so they wanted to start promoting that development as soon as possible. As Sylvia's brain and personality were quickly developing, Mike and Sandy wanted Sylvia to be enthusiastic about doing things herself. The Explorer Mini has been a big component to Sylvia's drive for her own independence.
The last part in our series about developmental milestones in early childhood focusing on mobility. Seepart 1,part 2,part 3,part 4, part 5,part 6,part 7, part 8,part 9, part 10, part 11, and part 12.
Perhaps one of the mostly widely known authors on this topic are Wiart and Darrah from an article published in 2002 entitled “Changing philosophical perspectives on the management of children with physical disabilities: Their effect on the use of powered mobility.” The authors highlight the paradigm shift that occurred around that time frame and that several factors contributed to the new philosophy.
Two very important political changes occurred
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