Working in conjunction with Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions, respected Occupational Therapist Kate Sheehan, will deliver a seminar for professionals focusing on the importance of play whilst bathing at the Kidz to Adultz North exhibition on 8 November at EventCity, Manchester.

The seminar entitled “Bathing – the right to play” will be in seminar room 2 between. 1:00 – 2:00PM.

Play, along with the basic needs of nutrition, health, shelter and education are vital to develop the potential of a child. In the UK, many children play at bath time yet it is not often a primary consideration within an Occupational Therapist’s recommendations during the assessment process. This session will explore “play” as an occupation and consider how legislation and clinical reasoning can be used to support the necessity of a bath in the design process.

The learning objectives of this session are:

  • Have an overview of “play” as an occupation
  • Be able to list the relevant legislation to support bathing
  • Explain how clinical reasoning can be used to support the necessity of a bath in the design process.

Abacus will also be demonstrating the popular Gemini bath and its range of educational material and training programmes on stand C21 at the show. The power-assisted Gemini is a proven choice for OTs, carers and families seeking a safe accessible bathing solution. Its unique ‘double lift’ action provides safe working heights for carers and the integrated changing, drying and bathing platform eliminates many awkward transfer processes. In addition you will be able to pick up free educational guides regarding bath funding, ownership and user case studies.

Details regarding the Abacus CPD training programmes will also be available along with information on the successful ‘Lunch and Learn’ assisted bathing workshops.

Kate Sheehan

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