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Helping Fidgety Kids Sit Still?

A sensory approach to the age-old question.

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Fist Brushes

Note: Review only, product no longer for sale.

Getting a good grip

Kids shouldn't have to struggle with their tools for creativity. These blue, red, yellow and green paint brushes have big rounded knob handles for easy palmer grasping and better control. The bristles resist crushing. Each sold sep.

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Fist Brushes

Play Tip!

One of those good inexpensive adaptations that makes play much more rewarding. It is a must-have basic for children with mild to fairly serious fine motor involvement who primarily use a whole hand grasp. Try matching the brush handle colours to the colours of paint being used to practice colour matching. The right tools make creative play available to all kids.


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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Hemiplegia and the Animal Rock

For children with hemiplegia, try placing the Animal Rock to their weaker side and encourage them to try and activate it with their weaker hand or foot. It's ultra-easy mechanism helps ensure success!

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