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"You Don't Have Words to Describe What I Experience" - What Does Autism Feel Like?

The sensory experience of individuals with autism based on first hand accounts. From the Geneva Centre.

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Magnetic Art Game

Note: Review only, product no longer for sale.

Create your own tactile pictures!

Thick colourful string have small magnets embedded in them which allows the strings to be formed into almost anything! Create your own tactile pictures. Durable wooden magnetic frame measures 33 x 33 x 2 cm. Set includes: 1 wooden magnetic board, 3 magnetic strings, and 2 wooden magnetic circles. Ideal for children with visual impairments, and children with low fine motor skills.

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Magnetic Art Game
Magnetic Art Game

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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Adapting Signs for pre-verbal communication

Many hearing children use Sign instead of or before verbal communication. But what do you do if traditional Signs are physically difficult to master? Adapt them! For example, the traditional Sign used to indicate "I need to go to the washroom" involves putting the thumb between the third and fourth fingers in a fist and waving the fist. If the child can't manage the hand position you could try using a plain closed fist waving instead. Sign-based communication can help improve communication skills, lower frustration, improve manual dexterity, and teach children that hands can be used for meaningful activities. You will find a good group of Sign resources in Dragonfly's book section.

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