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What Exactly Are Autism And PDD?

Did you know that autism and PDD occur four times more often in boys than girls? Want to learn more? Check out this short but thorough overview from NICHCY.

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Aids for Daily Living: Teaching How To Turn Lights On
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff




Play can be serious business as the Light Bulb & Switch demonstrates. Before trying to teach how to control lighting with a regular switch on the wall try working with this training device on a table top. It can help teach that up means on and down means off as well as the fine motor skills needed to activate a regular sized wall switch.
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Getting Crawling with the Wiggly Giggly!

Use the Wiggly Giggly to encourage a new crawler with special needs to move forward. Try rolling the Wiggly Giggly back and forth about 6-12 inches farther than the grasp of the child. The bright colours and engaging sounds will tempt the child to get mobile and push the ball for themselves! The Wiggly Giggly is one of the few balls that actively engage cause and effect beyond the simple rolling motion. Your child won't want to put this one down, But don't worry. The designers cleverly pitched the groan tubes to be engaging without being annoying!

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