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Debunking four common steryotypes about kids with special needs

Often what is known about disabled children comes from television and movies. This information often is false and exaggerated and leads people to believe in stereotypes. Stereotypes can be destructive to the relationships between children and new, inexperienced caregivers.

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Quixel (B&W)

Note: Review only, product no longer for sale.

Black & White is more then just a classy colour scheme!

B+W curved rods together the bright red and yellow beads helps low vision and cognitively young kids focus on the Quixel. The impact-resistant plastic can stand up to lots of chewing too. Very lightweight.

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The quixel's impact resistant plastic can stand up to lots of hard chewing, even from older self-stimming children.


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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Sensory Integration: Tactile Toys

Good toys that give strong tactile feedback for children with low vision, blindness, or sensory integration problems (i.e.. Autism or PDD) are crucial so that they can explore concepts through their hands, a necessary skill to learn. This Sensory Touch Board and Double Decker Dominoes invite children to explore matching textures. Presenting the tactile and visual clues together makes matching easier to learn.

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