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SPIO Shirt

SPIO ShirtSPIO shirts provide single-layer compression to the arms and trunk. It is best suited for children with primary sensory awareness deficits and improves fine motor control. SPIO Shirt is a highly flexible bracing system made from a specialized multi-directional stretch. The Lycra-like blend of material has excellent rebound and memory so that it returns to its original shape.

It is machine washable in mild detergent and can be hung to dry overnight. SPIO Shirts’ patented compression ratios provide a multi-directional and steady stretch tension directly to the skin and indirectly to the internal soft tissue structures. This precise compression around and toward the mid-line of the body provides accurate and usable deep pressure sensory information to the child’s proprioceptive feedback system, resulting in improved positional limb and body awareness, improved core muscle and joint stabilization, and increased precision of muscle activation and movement.

SPIO Shirt Benefits:

  • Assists with primary awareness deficits in upper extremity and trunk
  • Positive impact on shoulder/arm stability and function
  • Can be combined with pants or unitard to provide double layer compression to the shoulder, trunk, hips, and pelvis while providing single layer compression to the arms and legs.

SPIO Shirt Features:

  • SPIO shirts are standard single layer
  • 3.5″ long hook and loop back neck closure (optional full back hook and loop closure)
  • Designed to fit snug over hips

**NOTE** The use of any compression-type orthotic system such as SPIO™ should be discussed with your clinician prior to using.

Winner Chooses:

  • Short Sleeve or Long Sleeve
  • Color: Black, Royal Blue or White
  • Size
    Size Chest Circumference
    (Measure at nipple line)
    SPIO Shirt Short Sleeve
    SS41 41 cm (16″)
    SS44 44 cm (17″)
    SS47 47 cm (18.5″)
    SS51 51 cm (20″)
    SS54 54 cm (21″)
    SS57 57 cm (22″)
    SS60 60 cm (23.5″)
    SS64 64 cm (25″)
    SS67 67 cm (26″)
    SS70 70 cm (27.5″)
    SS73 73 cm (28.5″)
    SS77 77 cm (30″)
    SPIO Shirt Long Sleeve
    S41 41 cm (16″)
    S44 44 cm (17″)
    S47 47 cm (18.5″)
    S51 51 cm (20″)
    S54 54 cm (21″)
    S57 57 cm (22″)
    S60 60 cm (23.5″)
    S64 64 cm (25″)
    S67 67 cm (26″)
    S70 70 cm (27.5″)
    S73 73 cm (28.5″)
    S77 77 cm (30″)

Just fill out the entry form and good luck. At the end of the month 10 lucky fans will be notified by eSpecial Needs that they have won. All winners will have 14 days to claim their prize. No duplications will be counted. Rules: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Sweepstakes ends May 31, 2015.


Choice-A-Quence

Choice-A-QuenceChoice-A-Quence is an educational card game for kids that helps players develop valuable social and behavioral skills through fun visuals and real-life situations. Using the 40 durable, dry-erasable cards, children match various choices with the correct consequences associated with them. They can even create their own choices and consequences using the two blank cards included in the set!

During Choice-A-Quence, players can choose from a variety of play modes such as:

  • Game Show
  • Role Play
  • Memory
  • Story Starters

Played alone or with a group, the consequence for choosing to play Choice-A-Quence is always a good time! Choice-A-Quence provides specific vocabulary for kids and adults to use to explore and discuss various social situations and their outcomes. It also helps children understand that there is often more than one outcome to a social situation, teaching flexibility. Great for 2+ players and ages 4-8 year old. Check out this video to view how to play Choice-A-Quence.

Click here to fill out the entry form and good luck. The application tends to work better when the form is filled out on a computer rather than a tablet or phone. At the end of each week, one lucky fan will be notified by eSpecial Needs that you have won. No duplications will be counted. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY. Sweepstakes ends 5-10-2015.


Show Me A Sign – An Interactive Reading Book

Show Me A SignShow Me A Sign helps one to recognize and understand the meanings of street and safety signs. Show Me A Sign help to protect us from harm and/or guide us. Each page in this colorful book displays two signs commonly found in the home or in the community. The user can choose the correct sign in answer to a posed question. For example, “What sign tell you not to go forward?” The answer would be a Stop sign. Another example would be, “What sign warns you to look out for trains?” The answer would be a Railroad. Once a student can match, identify, label and understand the meanings of each sign, try finding them in your home and community. Show Me A Sign Interactive Reading Book is a lot of fun.

How to Use Show Me A Sign

Pre-reading Skills

  •  Level 1 – Match the pictures together
  • Level 2 – Picture Identification. Ask the user to give you or point to a named picture
  • Level 3 – Labeling Signs. Hold up a picture of a sign and ask the user, “What sign is this?”
  • Level 4 – Labeling the Meanings of Signs. Hold up a sign and ask the user, “What does this sign mean?” For example Poison means do not touch, eat, or drink what’s in the container marked “poison.” It can hurt you!

Reading Program

  • Level 5 – Read a sentence aloud while pointing to the words and wheres where the picture should go. Choose the correct picture cards and place them in the square. Assist if needed. Reread the sentence together.
  • Level 6 – For users who have learned to identify the pictures. Ask the user to locate, remove and place the picture on the correct square. Have them repeat the sentence. If a student doesn’t have speech, reread the sentence to reinforce their receptive language.
  • Level 7 – For users that can consistently read each sentence. Take the sentence pages off the binder rings and rearrange their order. Instruct them to reread the sentence. This will determine if he is reading the words or has memorized their order. Provide more practice as needed.

Click here to fill out the entry form and good luck. The application tends to work better when the form is filled out on a computer rather than a tablet or phone. At the end of each week, one lucky fan will be notified by eSpecial Needs that you have won. No duplications will be counted. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY. Sweepstakes ends 5-3-2015.