OTD Capstone Projects


The project took place at Vanderbilt's Pediatric Rehabilitation, specifically in their pediatric seating and mobility clinic. The focus of the project was the Explorer Mini which is the first exploratory device for infants 12-36 months old. The research team created an literature-based introductory protocol on how to introduce the device to the child. My section specifically focused on the preparatory stage which is the very first stage and when the child explores the device before being put in it. I also created numerous handouts for the seating and mobility clinic along with reference cards for how to use the Explorer Mini based off the user's manual. Finally, I arranged for the device to be delivered and an in-service was given by Permobil for therapists at the clinic on the purpose of the device, how it functions, and how it should be used.

Publication Date

Spring 5-1-2020

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Teresa Plummer


Occupational Therapy, School of


Health Sciences & Nursing, Gordon E. Inman College of

Document Type

Scholarly Project


Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

Degree Level


Degree Grantor

Belmont University


self-initiated mobility, development, exploratory, early pediatric mobility