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Independent Mealtime For Kids With Motor Impairments

Using mealtimes to promote independence, self-care skills, and social interaction.

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Verb Action Cards F0302: Verb Action Cards
Verbs move language
Body Part Cards F0303: Body Part Cards
Shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand!
Adjective Cards F0306: Adjective Cards
Tall, wet, empty, full... Adjectives!
Word Retrieval F0307: Word Retrieval
A picture manual to help stimulate aphasic individuals in automatic speech tasks
ReadStart F0311: ReadStart
An entertaining way to learn how to sight read with this engrossing word game.
French Tots F0312: French Tots
A multisensory introduction to French!
Time & Growth F0320: Time & Growth
Natural life sequences
Vowels F0321: Vowels
Cards that teach vowel digraphs
Sound Stories F0322: Sound Stories
Encourages children to follow the sequence of simple stories by following along with cards.
Photo Opposites F0328: Photo Opposites
Opposites in context!

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Crystal Drop Ball: Sensory Integration and Balance

Try sitting the child cross-legged on a ball. Hold their hips firmly, and slowly roll the ball from the center out in the forward directions on a gentle angle. Watch to see how (and if) the child compensates for the new angle of their trunk. We want to see the chin tip back towards level with the floor. This signifies the understanding that "upright" is not always determined by the position of the hips relative to the floor, but rather is cued by the relation of the inner ears to the floor. Prompt the child to "sit up straight" both with verbal and demonstrative cues. Once the rolling forward is mastered, work on backwards, side-to-side, and in a gentle circular motion. The see-through ball adds extra fun!

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