Light Therapy boxes

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Project by That_Weird_Uncle posted 08-12-2019 07:01 AM 546 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are light therapy boxes my dad and I made out of an old kitchen table extension leaf he picked up from the garbage. They are hard Rock Maple. We decided to just leave the original finish that was from it being a table on because these are for a special needs class and we were told they will be thrown around and need to be built tough not pretty. The plastic is 5/8” uhmw one one side is white the other green.

-- "The beatings will continue until the morale improves" --Grandpa

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#1 posted 08-12-2019 12:42 PM

“need to be built tough not pretty.” I’ve heard that before. I did something like this a while back for a friend engaged in teaching kids with Autism.

She said light therapy helped with a laundry list of things including, but not limited to.

Potentially lower the child’s dose of antidepressants or sleep medications
Reduce sleep-related problems, such as insomnia
Reduce disruptive behaviors
Improve sleep-wake cycles
Limit the use of sleep aids to help a child fall asleep
Reduce circadian rhythm dysfunctions
Improve daytime alertness

Evidently there is sometimes improvement seen, and they really aren’t certain of what happened, and for some it causes ill effects in that it isn’t helpful, so not knowing all the social graces they will pitch the box across the room, or at least away from themselves. Thus the sturdy build part.

Good job.

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