Our new Fashion Fleece Weighted Vests come in red or blue and have three different size choices. These weighted fleece vests can be used to calm and provide great sensory input for children. Fidgets are also sewn into the pocket to help calm the sensory system.
Our exclusive Cushy Bean Pads (AP9300) come in a four-piece set and provides a choice of textures! Provide tactile and proprioceptive input with thse pads. Each pad is made of a soft, flexible plastic and is covered in three different textures: plushy Sherpa fleece, smooth sateen, and corduroy.
“Easy To Store, Easy To Clean, Easy To Use, Durable, ‘Soothing!'”
“My grandson has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy and has a tendency to bite his hands when upset or excited. Give him the grabber xt and his attention is immediately focused to chewing not biting.” – A satisfied Achievement Products Costumer
Product Overview: Our popular chew tool now comes with 3 different textured surfaces! Each surface serves to add extra tactile sensations to the lips, cheeks, gums, and tongue. Can also be used to assist in transitioning individuals with sensory issues from puree to textured foods. It is sure to spark the interest of all age groups. For added interest try the scented versions. An XT version is also available for individuals who exert more jaw pressure. FDA approved. No latex.
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The team at Achievement Products asked our consultant, Occupational Therapist Scott Russo, to provide some activity suggestions for incorporating some of our favorite items into daily classroom activities or curriculum. Scott has provided some really great and creative ways to use items (that may have been originally designed for typically developing children), in special needs environments. Today we will look at the Squeeze and Feed Frogs.
Squeeze and Feed Frogs are rounded, pliable frog faces that open their mouths when squeezed to “gobble” foam bugs. The resistance provided when squeezed is excellent for the development of hand and grip strength, and manipulation of the small bugs assists with finger dexterity and in-hand manipulation skills. The set comes with both a number die and a color die for ease of grading the activity to children of various ages. The dice also provide the opportunity for social play as Squeeze and Feed Frogs can be used as a game. The bugs and the frogs are both visually appealing which increases the motivational component of the game.Activity ideas:
The simplest activity is to have the child squeeze the frog and place the bugs inside the mouth with their other hand. Have the child place his/her thumb on one side of the frog’s mouth with the other four fingers on the opposite side forming a cupping of the palm when squeezing. To increase the challenge, have the child try to pick up the bugs using only the frog and not their other hand.
Play a game using the die. For younger children, use the color die and have them race to get as many of the colors as they can into the frog’s mouth. For school-aged children, have them use the number die for number recognition. To increase the challenge, have the child use both dice and see if they can pick up the correct of number of the correct color.
Develop social skills. Have the child use the frogs for conversations. Have the child make the frog talk by squeezing and releasing the mouth. In a small group with two children, or a simple 1:1 adult/child situation, the frogs can have a conversation with each other.
To develop bilateral integration skills, use one frog to pick up a bug and have it feed the bug to other frog.
The team at Achievement Products® asked our consultant, Occupational Therapist Scott Russo, to provide some activity suggestions for incorporating some of our favorite items into daily classroom activities or curriculum. Scott has provided some really great and creative ways to use items (that may have been originally designed for typically developing children), in special needs environments.
Tobbles™ is an almost full-proof balancing/nesting game. Each piece is designed to be able to balance in numerous positions to create multiple different tower configurations. Most importantly, Tobbles™ allows kids to be successful in stacking while working on fine motor skills. Used in a group, kids can work on turn-taking, social skills, teamwork, and cooperation.
· Simple stacking activities. Let the child be creative with his/her designs.
· Group activities. Take turns stacking the pieces.
· Sequencing activities. Give the child a sequence of colors or sizes for stacking and see if they can follow the sequence from memory.
· Color matching. Stack the blocks according to matching colors.