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Preschool Art Activity Tips For Children With Visual Impairments

With small adaptations, children with visual impairments can participate fully in art activities.

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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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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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Sensory Integration and the Mini Massager

One of the best ways to use the Mini Massager is to place on different parts of the child's body either to help learn to name body parts, or just to become aware of the whole body. A good way to give kinesthetic and body position feedback to more immobile children. The Mini Massager can also be used on the hands or on and around the mouth to decrease hypersensitivity and tactile defensiveness. This can often help a child who is having trouble eating textured food eat more normally.

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