Adapted playsets help children with special needs swing in own backyard

When it comes to build-it-yourself backyard playsets, it can be hard for parents of children with special needs to figure out which ones are best for their child’s particular disability. Recently, Swing-N-Slide, a wooden playset manufacturer, partnered with AblePlay to review and provide ratings on their playsets and accessories.

The AblePlay review system evaluates products using four disability categories: communicative, sensory, cognitive and physical, to provide a snapshot of the product’s appropriateness for children with disabilities. AblePlay assesses the product using a 5-star rating system.

Most recently, the Adaptive Swing Seat was launched by Swing-N-Slide to offer a different type of residential play experience from a standard swing. This adaptive seat looks like a roller coaster car, featuring a bar that lifts for easy entrance and locks into place for added security while in use. The swing provides neck, back, shoulder and waist support so children can maintain a neutral body position and enjoy the developmental benefits of swinging.

This seat also is included with the Adaptive Swing Set Kit featuring a second heavy duty swing seat for additional play opportunities. The Adaptive Swing Seat earned a 4-star rating in all of AblePlay’s disability categories.

Developed by the National Lekotek Center, a nonprofit authority on play for children with disabilities, AblePlay connects parents and the professionals who work with them to appropriate and innovative products from the traditional marketplace.

For a complete assortment of AblePlay-rated products by Swing-N-Slide, visit swing-n-slide.com. For more information on the AblePlay rating system, visit ableplay.org.

When it comes to build-it-yourself backyard playsets, it can be hard for parents of children with special needs to figure out which ones are best for their child’s particular disability. Recently, Swing-N-Slide, a wooden playset manufacturer, partnered with AblePlay to review and provide ratings on their playsets and accessories.

The AblePlay review system evaluates products using four disability categories: communicative, sensory, cognitive and physical, to provide a snapshot of the product’s appropriateness for children with disabilities. AblePlay assesses the product using a 5-star rating system.

Most recently, the Adaptive Swing Seat was launched by Swing-N-Slide to offer a different type of residential play experience from a standard swing. This adaptive seat looks like a roller coaster car, featuring a bar that lifts for easy entrance and locks into place for added security while in use. The swing provides neck, back, shoulder and waist support so children can maintain a neutral body position and enjoy the developmental benefits of swinging.

This seat also is included with the Adaptive Swing Set Kit featuring a second heavy duty swing seat for additional play opportunities. The Adaptive Swing Seat earned a 4-star rating in all of AblePlay’s disability categories.

Developed by the National Lekotek Center, a nonprofit authority on play for children with disabilities, AblePlay connects parents and the professionals who work with them to appropriate and innovative products from the traditional marketplace.

For a complete assortment of AblePlay-rated products by Swing-N-Slide, visit swing-n-slide.com. For more information on the AblePlay rating system, visit ableplay.org.

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