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Parenting a Literal Child

It's not just a matter of symantics - for some kids, everything is literal. In parenting several kids with FAS/FAE, I've found that you have to be very careful with your instructions - because they'll be followed!

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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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Occupational Therapy: Self Feeding: The Doidy Slanted Cup

It can be a messy business, learning how to drink independently. Try bringing the Doidy Slanted Cup into the bathtub filled with something tasty. Children relax when they know that spills don't matter, making learning easier. The slant allows parents to see exactly what their children are doing, and offer gentle assistance if needed.

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