TAMU HORT 335 - adaptivetools (25 pages)

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Texas A&M University
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Hort 335 - Sociohorticulture

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ADAPTIVE TOOLS EQUIPMENT AND TECHNIQUES ADAPTIVE TOOLS EQUIPMENT AND TECHNIQUES There are many types of tools equipment techniques and practices that can be used in a program of horticulture for special populations There are many ways to adapt these techniques to meet the needs of a special population ADAPTIVE TOOLS EQUIPMENT AND TECHNIQUES Adaptations needed will depend on the limitations needs of the each special population Examples of disabilities for which adaptations would be available include Visual impairments Arthritis Paralysis use of a wheelchair lack of strength in one or another part of the body poor fine motor coordination inability to understand and remember complex practices ADAPTIVE TOOLS EQUIPMENT AND TECHNIQUES Enabling Tools Any tool product or piece of equipment can be enabling Most tools have already been well designed to perform a task quickly and with ease In horticultural therapy the goal is to redesign or adapt the tools and equipment to meet the needs of a special population ADAPTIVE TOOLS EQUIPMENT AND TECHNIQUES Enabling Tools Light weight tools made of plastic fiberglass or aluminum aluminum or plastic watering cans and wands aluminum or plastic or fiberglass handles for shovels hoes etc plastic trays pots and other containers vinyl hose Tools that are shorter or longer than usual short handles light weight children s hoes rakes shovels for use by a person who uses a wheel chair tools with adjustable telescoping handles to vary the length for persons of different height especially those who have limited ability to bend ADAPTIVE TOOLS EQUIPMENT AND TECHNIQUES Enabling Tools Tools with larger thicker handles for those who can not grasp well Garden tools with extra handles to increase the ability to grasp them Garden tools that require less effort to perform a task swivel hoes shuffle hoes shears with extra leverage joints to allow pruning with limited strength in hands and arms cut and hold pruning shears ADAPTIVE TOOLS EQUIPMENT AND



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