Special Seating: An Illustrated Guide
Revised Edition by Jean Anne Zollars, PT, DPT, MA 2010This book was written to provide a step-by step guide to evaluate consumers and design seating/mobility systems based on those evaluations. With 500 clear illustrations, the book is easy-to-read and designed for anyone -- beginner through expert -- involved in creating appropriate seating and mobility systems for people with disabilities. The book breaks down the seating assessment process, beginning with the basics, then adds more complexity in terms of physical, postural and functional issues for consumers with more complex needs. "Hand simulation" (the therapist using hands and body to assess specific postural support for the seated consumer) as well as material simulation is emphasized. Intended to make the seating assessment and design process as clear as possible, the book is filled with case studies and design tips. As technology changes, the specific seating/mobility suggestions are based on the consumer's needs instead of current manufacturer's brands.
Special Seating: An Illustrated Guide - Revised Edition (373 pages, ISBN #978- 1-4507-3735-7) is available from Prickly Pear Publications for $69.95 plus shipping and handling. Ebook also available for $29.95. Order at www.seatingzollars.com.