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Sitting balance and tolerance. The disability associated with poor sitting arises primarily because of muscle weakness and loss of dexterity and also because of the tendency to adapt behavior to avoid threats to balance. Reach for an object at arm’s length while seated.

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  • Riding-like sitting or balanced sitting includes a sitting posture that approaches the natural resting position. In this position, which is the same as when you lie on your side while sleeping, the lumbar curve is retained and muscles are well-balanced and relaxed.


  • a series of questions, problems, or practical tasks that provide a measurement of aspects of somebody's personality, knowledge, ability, or experience. There are three main categories of psychometric test: ability or aptitude tests, achievement tests, and personality tests.

Coping mechanisms
Coping mechanisms

  • Adaptive mechanisms: That offer positive help.

  • Attack mechanisms: That push discomfort onto others.

  • Avoidance mechanisms: That avoid the issue.

  • Behavioral mechanisms: That change what we do.

  • Cognitive mechanisms: That change what we think.

  • Conversion mechanisms: That change one thing into another.

  • Defense mechanisms: Freud's original set.

  • Self-harm mechanisms: That hurt our selves.

Coping mechanisms1
Coping mechanisms

  • To help people cope, find ways to let them safely let go of the stress that they experience or gain a greater understanding of the situation.


  • Issues:

    1. Acceptance of the child and any attendant disabilities.

    2. "Why did this happen?" - an obstacle to coping

    3. "Will it happen again?" - recurrence risk estimation