Therapeutic Holiday Gift Guide – Great Gift Ideas for 7 “Isms”

Therapeutic Holiday Gift Giving

With the holidays quickly approaching, it may be hard to figure out an appropriate gift to give to children impacted by various special needs. While some toys are good for any kid, having some gift ideas specifically geared towards various “isms” or challenges might be helpful. While each person is unique in his or her […]

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Enhance Fine Motor Development with Fun Games

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For children with fine motor isms, teachers and therapists alike will be looking for games and activities to enhance fine motor skills.  This collection is a must have for school, therapy or home. Parents, consider setting up a few family game nights each week, while quietly and confidently knowing that you are helping your child […]

Holiday Gift Giving Ideas by the Ism

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Shopping for gifts during the holidays can be overwhelming. But if you have a child with special needs, this task can be even more difficult. Your child may have a narrow range of interests, or there may be skill deficits to keep in consideration. In addition, most of us are spending money on various therapies, […]

Gear Up for “Black Friday” – Sensory Style

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Holidays are upon us and it’s time to shop – sensory style!  When getting holiday gifts for children with isms ensure your gifts are “sensory smart”. The following gift ideas recommended by occupational therapist, Gwen Wild, OTR/L are perfect for the sensational kids on your Holiday shopping list.  For more information on each of the […]

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Wild Ride to the Heart: Learn to Control Anxiety While Having Fun

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“1 in 8 children are diagnosed with an Anxiety Disorder. Separation Anxiety Disorder, Specific Phobia, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) are common in younger children, ages 6-9, while Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), and Panic Disorder are more prevalent between 8 and 12 years; all of these disorders may continue through adolescence.” […]

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Eggspressions: Learn to Eggspress Your Feelings!

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is a set of six unique egg-heads that help children learn to identify and express their feelings. The eggs are constructed of solid wood and decorated with durable child safe paint. A storybook accompanies the toy and offers role-playing activities to help children to explore feelings. The story describes how Humpty’s cousins are invited to […]

Super Sorting Pie

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is a plastic pie full of colorful fruits that offers endless ways to teach your child many skills. The toy includes: a durable plastic pie (8 3/4” in diameter) with removable dividers, 7 fruits in 5 different colors, 3 double-sided sorting cards, 2 jumbo tweezers, and an Activity Guide. The sorting cards can be placed […]

Encourage Your Child’s Imagination with this Motorized Drill

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includes a reversible power drill (runs on batteries) with three drill bits,  a screwdriver, a combination wrench and activity board, and set of five different colored large screws. Children can follow 20 activity cards with design ideas, and for extra complexity they can match the colors. Design ideas include trains, boats, flowers, and fish, or children […]

Inchimals Encourage a Multisensory Approach to Learning Math

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What do you get when you combine a ruler with animals? ! are 12 beautifully designed blocks ranging from 1-12 inches tall, each one featuring a different animal. For example, the 1″ block has a tiny ladybug, while the 12″ one has a towering giraffe. Inch segments are also represented. On one end of the […]

Tobbles Promote Balance and Coordination While Providing Loads of Fun

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What would you call six colorful, weighted spheres with two textures? How about ? are a twist on traditional building blocks that allow children to stack, spin, balance, nest, and much more. The possibilities are endless. A child’s creativity is definitely challenged by the multiple ways they can use the pieces to build. The individual […]

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