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What Exactly Are Autism And PDD?

Did you know that autism and PDD occur four times more often in boys than girls? Want to learn more? Check out this short but thorough overview from NICHCY.

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Note: Review only, product no longer for sale.

An entertaining way to learn how to sight read with this engrossing word game.

Ages 4 and up The colorful game board illustrates 64 of the most widely used words in a simple, childlike way. Children enjoy the challenge of matching their word cards to the correct pictures. A little extra fun begins when they check their accuracy by putting the card in the magic posting box to see if it pops out right! 4 game boards, 64 cards, box, and guide.

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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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When is it good to be a creepy crawly?

To help children with low muscle tone or strength learn to creep, try putting them at the top of a gently slanting smooth board. Put an interesting toy like a Skwish, at the bottom and watch them go! A couple of hints for kids who are slow to get it: Bare feet help. You can place your palms at the soles of their feet to give them something to push off against. If needed, flex their legs reciprically to help them learn the movement pattern.

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