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Debunking four common steryotypes about kids with special needs

Often what is known about disabled children comes from television and movies. This information often is false and exaggerated and leads people to believe in stereotypes. Stereotypes can be destructive to the relationships between children and new, inexperienced caregivers.

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High Impact Skwish

Note: Review only, product no longer for sale.

Attracts kid's attention!

An ingenious toy of dowels, beads, bells and strong elastic cord. Exceptionally light and "grabbable" from any angle. "Skwish" it flat and it bounces right back. Designed for young and children who have low vision or who are just attracted to high impact colors! White, red, and black beads and dowelling create high visual impact. Size: 6".

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High Impact Skwish

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Children with small hands can wear a Skwish like a bracelet. Children shake their hands, making the beads and bells clack and ring. A good game for children with developing grasps.


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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Learning how to catch a ball can be as easy as 1 2 3!

Catching a ball can be harder then it looks! Catching balls develops good shoulder stability and torso stability. You can help make the process easier by offering the right balls in the right order. Here is a three step process to try: 1. First start with a sturdy balloon, a punching balloon without the elastic is ideal. It can be easier to start in a sitting position about 2-3 feet away. 2. Next, try with a light high friction ball. The 9 and 15 inch Yadda balls are ideal. ,3. In the final step, stand or sit a little further apart and bounce the Yadda ball to the child. The bounce gives the child a little extra time to catch the ball. Note: For children with latex allergies, balloons contain latex but the Yadda balls are latex free.

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