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Understanding Sibling Issues

Raising a child with a disability or chronic illness poses many challenges. Some of these challenges focus on the relationship between the siblings in the family. These crucial relationships are examined in this article.

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Star Rings

Note: Review only, product no longer for sale.

Bright and easy to handle.

Four Multi Colored rings you can chew on. These rings attatch to a friendly star shape and when shaken will move in an interesting swingy fashion. Great for batting at, shaking easy grasping, mouthing, and hand to hand transferring. It's a real attention grabber.

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Play Tip!

Use the Star Rings to act out a colourful version of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star". Children can track the Star's movements when you do "Up above the world so high".


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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