PLAAY on the Move with GoBabyGo at Cleveland State is promoting mobility in young children through a unique multidisciplinary project housed in the new Center for Innovation in Medical Professions. Together with families and researchers around the world, CSU faculty and students are developing low-cost, high-impact technologies ranging from battery-powered, ride-on cars for infants to hands-free harness systems for children and adults.
Independent mobility is critical to development, especially from 6 months to 3 years of age when typically developing children move toward their interests, learn from their environment and form important neurological pathways. However, 6% to 9% of children have impairments that restrict mobility. By reducing the barriers to independence through assistive technologies, CSU clinicians can augment physical capabilities and optimize participation in play or leisure activities for age-appropriate development.
Where children of all abilities come to play in Cleveland!
CSU faculty and community partners utilize low-cost technologies to help minimize barriers that once limited a child’s participation:
- promotes independence and access for young children with mobility and sensory impairments in the community;
- provides a play/leisure experience while facilitating fun, freedom, fulfillment, and friendship for children of all ability levels;
- exposes children of all ability levels to new, engaging, and enriching activities in the community;
- offers movement and sensory experiences while encouraging children to think and socialize with friends!
April Showers Brings May DRIVERS!
GoBabyGo at Cleveland State wants to THANK Engineering and Design Honors Program Coordinator Robert E. Zdankiewicz and Engineering and Science Teacher Bryce Ormiston and their students at Saint Joseph Academy in Rocky River for modifying a battery-powered ride-on car and giving another child here in Northeast Ohio a way to get moving!
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Children's Museum of Cleveland
3813 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109
CSU Center for Innovation in Medical Professions
2112 Euclid Avenue, IM #105, Cleveland, OH 44115
Cleveland Botanical Garden
11030 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106
- Partners across Northeast Ohio put children with motor and sensory impairments in the driver's seat for social experiences and enrichment activities outside of home or school.
- Volunteers work with the CSU team to build racecars, tracks and harnesses tailored to each child’s therapeutic goals and fulfill the universal need for independence, exploration and play.
- Sponsors help ensure any family can access these resources, participate in CSU programs and benefit from our services - regardless of income or ability.
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In the News
Madalynn Wendland selected for Crain's 40 Under 40 (November 20, 2018)
WOIO: Adaptive toys, equipment helping special needs children gain independence (December 23, 2016)
Crain's Cleveland Business: Cleveland State research explores childhood mobility (June 4, 2016)