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Cerebral Palsy Africa  brings training and other support to those programmes that are already helping children with cerebral palsy in Africa. Therapy training. Making assistive equipment. Appropriate Paper-based Technology(APT) Process and Possibilities.

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Therapy training

Cerebral Palsy Africa brings training and other support to those programmes that are already helping children with cerebral palsy in Africa.

  • Therapy

  • training

Making

assistive equipment


Appropriate paper based technology apt process and possibilities

Appropriate Paper-based Technology(APT)Process and Possibilities

Helping disabled children butkeeping the cost low


Apt equipment can be made in a workshop or in the kitchen

APT equipment can be made in a workshop or in the kitchen


Materials paper and recycled cartons boxes tools knives ruler and measuring tape

Materials: paper and recycled cartons/boxesTools: knives, ruler and measuring tape


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The layers of cardboard are pasted together with flour and water paste then pressed while they dry. Then sides seats and so on, are cut from the flat pieces


Then flat pieces are assembled and ready for binding with straps of paper

Then flat pieces are assembled and ready for binding with straps of paper


When half made the item is checked with the child and then adapted if necessary and decorated

When half-made the item is checked with the child and then adapted if necessary, and decorated


Helping school work

Helping school work

A booster seat and footstool

Adding an easel to help him learn to draw and write


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Stiff in wheelchair ...

Ready to try a different seat

She felt so comfortable in the new chair ... only a few more adjustments so she can work independently


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3 months later


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The child’s sitting ability can be promoted by using APT to make a wedge/rampto angle the whole seat


An apt reclining and curved back chair

An APT reclining and curved back chair

See sloping wedge/ramp which can angle chair


Standing boards to use in the home

Standing boards to use in the home


A long stander to prop up on grandfather s outside table

A long stander to prop up on grandfather’s outside table


Going into production apters in zambia

Going into productionAPTers in Zambia


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