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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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High Impact Skwish

Note: Review only, product no longer for sale.

Attracts kid's attention!

An ingenious toy of dowels, beads, bells and strong elastic cord. Exceptionally light and "grabbable" from any angle. "Skwish" it flat and it bounces right back. Designed for young and children who have low vision or who are just attracted to high impact colors! White, red, and black beads and dowelling create high visual impact. Size: 6".

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High Impact Skwish

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Children with small hands can wear a Skwish like a bracelet. Children shake their hands, making the beads and bells clack and ring. A good game for children with developing grasps.


Typical Access Profile

Auditory

Normal
Low
Extremely Low
Not Using Hearing
Hyper-Acute

Vision

Normal
Low
Extremely Low
Not Using Vision

Gross Motor

All
Some
Few
Not Using Gross Motor

Fine Motor

All
Some
Few
Not Using Fine Motor

Developmental Age Range

0 - 2
3 - 5
6 - 8
9 - 12
13 and Over

Language

Typical
Some Spoken
Receptive Only
Sign
Assistive/Augmentitive
Not Using Language
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Occupational Therapy: Self Dressing Skills: Snakey and the Jumbo Music Block

Children with general developmental delays can be slow to learn to dress themselves. Learning how to dress yourself makes a real difference in the personal independence of a child, but it's not all that easy to learn. A good way to learn is to start by learning how to UNDO on a toy in front of you. Then practice doing the fastenings up. When the oversized fastenings on the toy are mastered, try doing fastenings up on someone else, and only then on yourself, which is hardest. Then watch your child enjoy not needing to ask for help!

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