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Disability Awareness for 5 year olds

Practical ideas for parents who want to help their child's classmates and playmates understand more about their child and his/her special needs.

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Quixel

Note: Review only, product no longer for sale.

Designed especially for children with low muscle tone or hand strength.

5"x 5" of bright "skwishable" fun. Easily fits the grasp of small hands. Very sturdy and non-toxic. Shake to produces gentle ringing and soft flexible movements.

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Quixel
Quixel

Play Tip!

Lightweight Quixel is ideal for children with low muscle tone, low strength or preemies. To build strength, try hanging the Quixel above your child with elastic ribbon. When he reaches out to swat it you can supply the sound effects and praise! (Supervise this game carefully.)


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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Object Permanence: Now You See It Now You Don't!

Try showing your child a toy and then hiding it in the Whoozit Galaxy Cube or the What Is It? Tactile Discrimination Game. See if they will reach out to try to find it again. This skill is called object permanence and it is an important developmental milestone!

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