Liquid Motion Bubbler

I often discuss sensory solutions for individuals with sensory processing disorder, autism, ADHD, and other special needs.  A larger solution is a multi-sensory environment, while a much smaller one is a handheld fidget of sorts.  While browsing Amazon the other day, I stumbled upon the Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play. I have […]

4 Grocery Delivery Services

It’s nothing out of the ordinary for individuals to stop by a grocery store at least once a week.  If they need eggs, milk, or bread, they can simply drive to the local drugstore on their way home from work.  For the more extensive list of groceries, they’ll simply grab a cart and peruse every […]

Sensory Jungle Water Beads for Special Needs

Encouraging sensory exploration is essential for several individuals with autism, sensory processing disorder, or other special needs.  Sensory Jungle Water Beads for children are one example of a sensory product and have “been clinically tested to provide the sensory input that special needs’ kids desire.” Sensory Jungle water beads “encourage sensory exploration by creating a soothing […]

5 Ways to Utilize Your Amazon Echo

Over the past couple of years, I’ve briefly covered the Amazon Echo.  In sum, the Amazon Echo (aka “Alexa”) is a hands-free personal assistant.  When I first wrote about the Echo, I had very limited knowledge on how it could really benefit individuals with special needs.  I have only recently discovered some cool features and tricks which […]

Google Home: Smart Speaker and Home Assistant

One of the more popular assistive technologies to recently hit the market over the past couple of years is Amazon Echo.  Since Alexa’s successful debut in 2014, Amazon has gone on to release two more versions of Alexa: the Tap and Dot.  Most recently, another tech giant Google has released Google Home, their own smart speaker and […]

BoldWriter 40 – Pen for those with low vision

Although many tasks are now being done electronically through the use of smartphones, tablets, computers, etc., many still prefer to write things out on a good old-fashioned piece of paper.  (I am definitely one of these people as I love handwriting shopping lists, notes, numbers, etc.)  However, for individuals with low vision, they often can’t […]