Gifts, Toys for Special Needs Children – link

Hi all,

A blogger I have followed many years, Dream Mom, writes about her journey with her teenage son, who has severe disabilities. I enjoy her posts and I think her most recent post about the best toys and gifts for special needs children with severe disabilities, is an especially relevant one to occupational therapy. Maybe it will give you some ideas on toys to use in practice, or to recommend to parents. Maybe print it out. I dunno.

I don't want to copy/paste everything and I am sure she doesn't want me to either, go to the link above to read the entire post, but here is a sample:

Electronic Talking Silly 6 Pins by Hasbro $44.95

I can't say enough good things about this product. This is a great product for special needs children who have poor arm/hand control or poor trunk control. They can knock the pins over several ways-with their hands, their head, their arms or by bumping the table. My son couldn't roll the ball but loved knocking them down by the ways I described. He loved the music it played and got such a kick out of things crashing. In addition, it was a great way to help him learn to use his hands/arms in occupational therapy by knocking the pins down.

Dec 16, 2010 | Category: Occupational Therapy | Comments: none