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Children's desks and tables

When choosing a desk or table it is essential to consider the correct chair height in relation to the working surface. It is also essential to ensure that work surfaces are at the correct height if a child is standing to carry out an activity. Children with poor head and trunk control may be able to work more effectively at a desk or table with an adjustable angle tilting top. Work tops with cutouts enable children to have their forearms supported; this may enable them to use their hands more functionally, particularly if they have weak shoulders. Armrests on static seating and wheelchairs may prevent children from positioning themselves close enough to the work surface. Sometimes the desk or table height can be raised to fit over the armrests; however, the working height will be altered and may no longer be correct. Desks and tables with a cross brace underneath the table top may impede wheelchair access. Adjustable height worktops allow multiple user use and sitting and standing working positions. The desks included in this section are designed specifically for children. There are other desks and tables in DLF Data that are not specifically for children but are adjustable height and may be suitable for a child in the lowest position.

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