S'Up Spoon creator, Grant DouglasDo you have trouble feeding yourself with a spoon due to Parkinson’s, Essential Tremor, Cerebral Palsy, or disabilities with similar needs? The S’Up Spoon just might help! Created by Grant Douglas and an industrial engineer from 4c Design in Glascow, Scotland,  the S’Up Spoon allows you to scoop food in its deep cavity or pocket and tip it into your mouth without the food falling off when tremors or other involuntary muscle movements are experienced.  The spoon is made of thick, sturdy plastic, so it may also be easier on teeth than traditional metal spoons. The video below shows how it is done.

We are excited about this spoon and have already recommended it to a couple of our consumers.  We have one of these devices in each of our Centers.  If you would like to see it in action, contact us at 1-800-895-4728 or email us at ipatinfo@ndipat.org .

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Jeannie Krull is the Program Director for ND Assistive (formerly IPAT). She is an ASHA certified speech/language pathologist and a RESNA certified Assistive Technology Professional, who has worked with people with disabilities of all ages since 1991.