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Adapted Penguin Race

Written on January 16, 2013 at 11:09 am, by

The Adapted Penguin Race encourages visual tracking and more. Just connect the pieces, plug in the switch, hold the switch down with a gentle touch and watch the little penguins chase each other around the track. Kids love it. Great cause-and-effect tool with visual motor training as well. Great for visual tracking. Requires 1 ā€œDā€… CONTINUE READING

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems for Children with Autism

Written on March 16, 2012 at 9:13 am, by

Children with autism typically have strong skills in responding to visual cues such as pictures or words, but they often have difficulty in speaking. And while about 50% of children with autism do not speak, they tend to be highly visual. There has been a greater trend for schools and therapists to incorporate a visual… CONTINUE READING

What Are The Benefits Of A Multi-Sensory Environment (MSE)?

Written on September 8, 2010 at 8:53 am, by

In the late 1970’s, two Dutch psychologists developed the idea of Snoezelen Rooms, initially as a therapy for those with learning disabilities. Over time this initial idea has merged with the use of a wide range of multi-sensory stimulation to provide special environments for people with a variety of disabilities, disorders and conditions including dementia,… CONTINUE READING