AM327 – AutoBrush for Kids

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHey there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or other special needs! Getting children to brush their teeth can be quite the hassle. It can be even harder to […]

Z-Vibe Motor Tool Aids in Speech and Sensory Difficulties

As small children learn to talk, speech errors are quite common. Learning how to say all the different sounds in words takes years to develop. However, by the age of eight, kids should be able to say all sounds in English with no major errors. Otherwise, it can be a sign of an articulation disorder. […]

5 Parent-Child Interaction Toys and Games

There are several things to consider if you’re looking for a toy or gift for a child with autism. Oftentimes children with autism like to keep to themselves, and playtime is a great time to teach!  It’s important to look for toys that encourage social interaction.  Keep on reading to learn more about different parent-child interaction […]

Coggy Brain Teaser Puzzle

Looking for a fun, challenging puzzle for your child?  Check out the Coggy brain teaser puzzle by Fat Brain Toys.  Coggy is a “folding, clicking puzzle of arranging gears to match challenge cards.” The puzzle features 16 colorful gears.  There are four levels of difficulty: easy, medium, hard, extra hard.  Not only is this a brain teaser, […]

NoiseOff Noise Reduction Headset

Many individuals with autism and other special needs have a hard time with loud noises.  Hamilton Buhl offers an affordable solution, the NoiseOff Headset, for noise reduction.  This device is a “unique device with no electronics or batteries that uses patented technology to buffer out loud, harmful, and distracting sounds, while still allowing speech to […]

Ball Cushion – Cushion for Sensory and Tactile Stimulation

Last week I wrote about the Fidget Backpack, which is as the name suggests: a backpack…with fidgets on it.  If you are a parent or teacher, you already know kiddos are going to fidget, so why not give them the tools they need to channel this energy?  The company behind the Fidget Backpack also offers […]