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Narbathong trikes for older children

  • Sarah Lundgren
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8 months 3 weeks ago #49 by Sarah Lundgren
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Hi, I am a mom of an 18 year old boy who is blind and multiply impaired. He has just started at Perkins School in Oct and I recently watched a training video from the Narbathong Australia school about teaching students to bike. It was incredible and I've been trying to reach the school to get the larger trike they built or purchased. Do you have any suggestions? I'm not getting a response. Thanks.
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8 months 2 weeks ago #52 by Kate Hurst
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Sarah,
There are a variety of adult tricycles available for sale. Here is a link to an article about some that are available. We use them here at the Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired and the students love them. tricyclesforadults.net/top-10-adult-tricycles-under-500.html
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6 months 1 week ago #92 by Trish
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Hi there Sarah,

I'm a teacher from Narbethong. My apologies that you didn't hear back from anyone from our school. Which email address do you have? In future you can feel free to email me directly and I will do my best to help you out.

The trikes Kate posted look great. The trike Narby would recommend for your son would depend on whether he is up to using bike pedals to ride, or whether he requires contact with the floor to push along with his feet. Some students at our school prefer to ride the trikes with the pedals towards the front so they are able to use the pedals if they wish, or push along with their feet.

When the terrain they are riding on is new or unfamiliar, we observe many students choosing not to use the pedals and instead use their feet as this provides more info to them and more security as they have more control over their trike and can receive more information about their environment without using the pedals. We really discourage the strapping students hands and feet to their trikes (unless there are reasons why this is necessary).

Apologies again for not receiving your email but I'm glad you enjoyed the video on bike riding :)
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