Scallop

 

 

Designed to aid in floor sitting and to add extra support whilst sitting on a chair. This simple, portable and versatile sensory stimulating product is the perfect aid to enable participation in everyday activities with comfort, support and ease.
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To accompany all ages, abilities and needs, we have designed a sensory stimulating seat that the whole family can enjoy.

The Scallop is available in 4 sizes, 2 styles and 4 colours that are reversible.

The Scallop allows users to move while being seated and supported. It provides stability without preventing movement. 

 

What's your style?

The Scallop can be used in two different ways:

  • Floor sitting
  • Attached to a chair

Whichever way you choose to use your Scallop it enables participation in everyday activities.

The smooth rocking and hug like feeling make for a calm and peaceful seating experience. Benefits range from better focus, less fidgeting, increased eye contact, improved concentration and all around better sitting on the ground and in a chair. 

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Now that's versatile!

Benefits of the product

 

  • Simple
  • Portable
  • Versatile
  • 2in1 product
  • User friendly
  • Easy assembly without tools
  • Removable cushion for easy cleaning

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Benefits for the user

 

  • Enables long sitting
  • Enables user to sit on a chair
  • Prevents the user sitting in 'W' position
  • Provides tactile stimulation
  • Improved seating alignment
  • Postural control in the lower back
  • Good for early intervention
  • The way the shell folds around the users torso gives a sense of security to the user
  • Stimulates balance without preventing movement
  • Encourages active participation as well as concentration

The Scallop is suitable for children with GMFCS level 1-3, children who require a little extra help while floor sitting or sitting on a chair. This product is also great for children with learning or behavioural disorders as it provides tactile stimulation which helps to reasure the child and enable them to relax and concentrate while using the product.

  • CP (GMFCS level 1-3)
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Spina Bifida
  • Other syndromes with need for some support around the pelvis/trunk
  • Down's syndrome
  • Autism
  • Other learning disabilities and behavioural disorders

We have designed the Scallop for you and your family. Whether you require additional support or not. From infants sitting at a table, or for longer floor sitting to outdoor events and activities like picnics, there is no limit.

Weighing less than 2kg you can bring your scallop along to the beach, park, school or granny’s house. Wherever you are going the Scallop is a convenient and lightweight seat that does not compromise on comfort.

How to assemble the Scallop 

How to disassemble the Scallop 

How to attach the Scallop to a chair 

How to attach carry handles to the Scallop 

How to attach belt size 3 & 4 to the Scallop 

Where to place the seat pit in the Scallop 

User measurements

Size 1 Size 2 Size 3 Size 4
Hip width 15 - 21 (cm) 5¾" – 8¼" ​ 21 - 24 (cm) 8¼" – 9¼"​ 24 - 27 (cm) 9¼" – 10½"​ 27 - 38 (cm) 10½" – 14¾"​
Back height 33 - 38 (cm) 12¾" – 14¾"​ 38 - 42 (cm) 14¾" – 16½"​ 42 - 47 (cm) 16½" – 18½"​ 47 + (cm) 18½" + ​
Max weight 15 (kg) 33 (lb)​ 22 (kg) 48.5 (lb)​ 29 (kg) 64 (lb)​ 70 (kg) 154.3 (lb)​

 

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"The introduction of the Scallop to facilitate Evie’s inclusion has been life changing for Evie."
Karen, Evie's mum 

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Evie, Age 7, Cerebral Palsy Spastic Quadriplegia

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"Can I take it home? It's my first time sitting at the table without my wheelchair."

 

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Kristofer, Age 10, Cerebral Palsy

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"He never wanted to get out of it!"
Tim, Johna's father

 

 

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Johna, Age 5, Autism, Hypermobility

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The Scallop project started while I was studying in University at UWTSD in Swansea, Wales. Whilst doing some volunteering work with children I saw a disabled child struggling to sit on the chairs provided. As the child’s mother was unable to leave her child unattended to gather materials, I was happy to lend a hand. After speaking to the mother, I learnt that she had not found any product that was light or compact enough for her to carry and one that didn’t fix her child into a certain position. She wanted a product that supported her child but continued to allow him to move, reach and play. 

After doing my own research, I decided that I wanted to solve this issue by creating a lightweight seat that was simple, portable and versatile to aid children with mild to moderate disabilities in long sitting and to add extra support whilst sitting on a chair. I wanted the product to be attractive, colourful and to promote active participation amongst the whole family.

The flexible shell of the Scallop provides support without preventing movement. It encourages the child to balance whilst lending some required support. This fun and versatile product can be used for a wide variety of activities in your daily lives, such as enjoying a meal at the table, doing work in class or long sitting on the floor while playing, reading or watching T.V. 

R82 spotted the Scallop while I was finishing my 3rd year at University and it has since been under development in Denmark with myself playing an active role.