Special Needs Mealtime: Adaptive Cups & Drinking Aids
At Fledglings we offer a wide range of eating aids equipment to make mealtimes a little easier.
Adaptive cutlery, crockery plates and drinking cups eating aids can offer a child or adult a range of solutions to help them eat and drink. Many people may have trouble with eating and drinking due to a wide range of conditions such as a reduced grip, restricted movement, lack of muscle control or sensory issues. The right equipment can make eating and drinking easier and allow a person to achieve more independence.
Adaptive Cups and Drinking Aids
Difficulty with drinking may be due to a range of physical conditions, including poor muscle control, reduced grip, sight problems, lack of sensation in the hands and sensory problems.
Different cup designs can help encourage independent drinking and help those with mobility and sensory issues.
We offer a variety of cup designs in a range of different shapes and sizes. Ridged sides can help with grip, while clear cups enable the user to check the level of the liquid in the cup - especially useful as some people can find a full cup heavy. Think about what you need in a cup: does it need to be dishwasher proof? Can it be used in the microwave? Does it need to be strong? What shape or size would be best?