The Scallop, a sensory-stimulating portable seat for children that is designed to help allow users to move while being seated and supported, is now available in the United States and Canada.
The Scallop is comprised of a flexible, feather-weight shell and cushion held together with Velcro that is built to help reinforce balance, and it can be used for long periods of sitting on the floor or attached to a chair.
Benefits include encouragement of active participation, stimulation of balance without preventing movement, and the provision of tactile stimulation and improved seating alignment. For many Scallop users, it may be the first time they are able to sit at a dining table in a typical chair, according to a media release from Convaid.
The Scallop is suitable for children with GMFCS Levels 1 through 3 who require a little extra help while sitting on the floor or in a chair. It is also suggested for children living with autism as it provides reassuring tactile stimulation, promoting relaxation and concentration while in the Scallop, the release continues.
Four sizes, two styles, and four reversible colors are available. It also comes with two straps, two carry handles, a belt, and a seat pit. When not in use, the Scallop packs easily into a tote bag.