Therapeutic & Learning Aids
Every child born in this world is unique and differ in his/her developmental pattern. Some kids learn easily with little guidance, but there are some kids who require special aids to help them develop certain skills. There are some others who forever require additional inputs to cater to their ever demanding creative crave. Being parent/teacher, it is a challenge to choose or recommend the right product which helps in the development of your child. To supply to the demands of all, there are internationally approved learning aids ranging from sensory and motor skill development to auditory, speech and writing, to help in the developmental process of children. Being parent/teacher of a bright, young and energetic child, it becomes significant to utilize appropriate items / aids / toys to ensure that your child achieves his/her potential.
Oral Motor Aids
Tactile alphabets & Numbers:
These tactile cards have the feel of sandpaper. Arrows on the cards demonstrate the correct direction of each letter and number which helps children to improve their learning and writing skills.
Raised Line Numbers:
The outlines of numbers are raised and displayed on writing paper in a landscape format. The raised lines assist the child to stay inside the number thus helping in better learning.
Sensory aids stimulate senses of children with ADHD, Autism. It helps to calm their mind and increase focus. These aids include products such as:
The plastic sensory brush provides deep pressure and tactile stimulation. They are inexpensive and durable. These sensory brushes help people with autism, sensory processing disorder and tactile challenges.
Squeezable balls are used for massage, hand and finger exercises besides throwing and catching. Small squeezable balls are great fun for rolling between hands and fingers and the larger balls give a wake-up stimulation when placed under the soles of feet.
Weighted Vests are designed to relax children with autism, ADD/ADHD and SID. They are made with an emphasis on comfort and durability and these vests provide proprioceptive sensory feedback, stability and skills.
The weighted vest concept is based on the deep pressure technique of sensory integration. Weight and deep pressure is often used to help the child to self-calm and relax so that sensory stimulus can be processed. The use of a weighted vest will help the child providing unconscious information from the joints and muscles. Children, who are hyperactive, lacking in concentration and easily distracted, respond positively to the additional weight provided by the vest. Therapists have found that a weighted vest also helps with reflex maturity, balance, body position awareness and coordination and eye/hand coordination. They also help with spatial perception and hearing & speaking skills. On account of the various advantages that the vest provides, many therapists recommend the use of a weighted vest.
The Weighted Vests are designed with both side and shoulder openings which allows great flexibility in size adjustments.
Fine-Motor Skill Development Aids
These aids are meant for children who have weak coordination of small muscle movements, which makes it very difficult for them to write and handle various things that require manual dexterity. Fine-Motor Skill Development aids are used to enhance and improve dexterity of these children. The products include
- Pencil Grips
- Writing C.L.A.W.
- Rapper Snapper
The Pencil Grips are revolutionary in shape and provide comfortable grips to place fingers of both right and left handed users in the correct position for gripping.
JUMBO Grip is about 40% larger than Pencil Grip providing extended comfort and provide support up to the second knuckle. The JUMBO Grip offers great comfort for everyone from students to seniors.
The Writing C.L.A.W. is an effective way to train young children how to hold their pencil correctly. The C.L.A.W. helps students to focus on good handwriting rather than concentrating on the mechanics of holding the pencil. The result is improved handwriting and efficient pencil grasp. The great new grip design helps place fingers in a functional tripod grasp. Your child just needs to place the thumb in the largest of the 3 shallow cups and the index finger and middle finger in the other 2 cups. This writing tool easily fits pencils, pens, markers and even crayons.
The Rapper Snapper is feather-light and it bends, stretches, make weird and fascinating sounds. Children enjoy hours of fun, creativity and motor-skill development with rapper snapper. It helps in improving respiration and lip rounding. Children can blow through one or more Snappers connected together and can even use it for auditory feedback - with one end up to the ear and the other end to the mouth, talk and listen.
Wikki Stix learning toys are trusted by parents, teachers and schools across the world. They are not just craft toys but serve as learning toys with interactive fun-filled activities improving the child's educational growth. Their innovative creatable and wax yarn toys have helped them win several prestigious parents' choice awards. Wikki Stix helps children with Autism, Asperger syndrome and for occupational therapy.