Toys to Practice Motor Skills: 2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Children with Special Needs: Part 2

Our holiday gift guide continues! Last week we highlighted some toys to help with auditory development. This time we’ll focus on those that help children with disabilities practice their motor skills – both fine (grasping and hand-eye coordination) and gross (large muscle movement). As before, we’ll focus on lower-cost items ($40 or less) so as […]

Meet KMINA: The World’s First Pain-Free and Stylish Crutches

The design, structure and function of crutches has remained relatively unchanged for almost 4,000 years. Plenty of advancements in medical technology have occurred over the millennia, but crutches have essentially stayed the same. It’s time for crutches to join the modern world. Introducing KMINA: The world’s first pain-free and stylish crutches. “We are sure they […]

The Mount’n Mover

Tablets and other mobile devices have proven to be useful assistive technologies for countless individuals.  However, these devices often need to be mounted for several individuals to use them.  If you or a loved one are searching for a wheelchair mount, check out the Mount’n Mover.  The Mount’n Mover is a versatile and accessible wheelchair mounting […]

Dr. Grip Center of Gravity Pen

Believe it or not, handwriting is not yet obsolete (and hopefully never will be!)  If you’re like me, you still like to handwrite notes, lists, everything!  However, if you’re looking for a more ergonomic writing utensil to help you keep writing, check out the Dr. Grip Center of Gravity Pen by Pilot. Dr. Grip was first […]

Zubits: Magnetic lacing solution

A common struggle among individuals with special needs is the inability to tie one’s shoes.  This holds true for individuals with cognitive impairments as well as those with physical limitations.  I’ve written before about self-tying shoes from Nike, but what if you wanted the ability to fasten any pair of shoes?  With Zubits magnetic shoe […]

WHILL: Personal Mobility Device

Each and every individual who uses a wheelchair has his or her own unique needs, likes, dislikes, etc.  When purchasing a wheelchair, it’s at least a 5 year commitment, so it’s often hard to find the wheelchair that “fits just right.”  The developers behind the WHILL mobility device acknowledge this, and have created a unique wheelchair […]