The Bamboo Brace is a dynamic elbow splint for children with special needs that assists them by aligning the elbow at more favorable angles in order to learn gross and fine motor skills. Each brace is sold with 5 flexible and interchangeable support stays of varying resistance and the Preschool (S) fits children as young as 20 months and as old as about 3.5 years.
As a rehabilitation tool for physical and occupational therapy, The Preschool (S) single brace is excellent for both cases of spasticity (i.e. hemiplegia cerebral palsy, stroke) and weakness (i.e. brachial plexus injury BPI). In both situations, the dynamic re-alignment of the elbow assists children in gaining strength and control of key joints and musculature that are critical to the development of gross and fine motor skills. If your child is a participant in Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) and Bimanual Training (BT) The Bamboo Brace is also an outstanding adjunct to both therapeutic approaches.
If you are looking for flexible yet effective deterrent for preschoolers who are bringing their hands to mouth in unwanted fashion for situations such as Rett syndrome, autism, and cleft lip and palate consider purchasing a pair of Preschool braces.
Age Range: 20-22 months – about 3.5 years
Specs: 5.5 long x 8.0 in girth (wrap-around) x 1.5mm thick
The child should have 3″ of space above the elbow before the underarm and below the elbow before the wrist. To ensure a secure fit and performance, we recommend 3/4″ as the minimum amount of overlap on the wrap-around portion.
The Preschool (S) size is very effective on a wide-range of children. It is a sound selection if your child is growing out of toddlerhood and is of average size for their age. As noted previously, we highly recommend you avoid bracing the entire length of the arm if possible (underarm to wrist). Consider purchasing the Early Gradeschool (M) size for children approaching 4 years in cases of spasticity (i.e. cerebral palsy) or in children who have a very strong, determined urge to interact with the head, neck and face in unwanted fashion.