Tuesday, November 27, 2007

the Therapy Shoppe

Little Monkey's OT told me of this wonderful website owned and operated by Occupational Therapist called the Therapy Shoppe. I visited the site and was so excited over all the products. There aren't just a few to choose from there's hundreds! Each product on the site comes with a detailed description of how it helps your special needs kiddo and best of all it's all affordable! I signed up for their catalog by mail. Within three days it was here. I was impressed. They have gained one new customer for sure.

The Spinning Boards are beautifully crafted, solid wood boards for school, clinic, or home use. These extra durable boards will support up to 400 lbs. You have a choice of 3 sizes and they can be used with children all the way up to adults: 18", 21", or 24" diameter boards. The 24" board is large enough for an adult to hold a small child on their lap. These boards are great for vestibular, tactile and proprioceptive therapy.

3-Prong Squeezy Tongs™ These neat 3-point tongs are an awesome pre-writing and scissor skill tool; excellent for developing/reinforcing functional finger grasps and pre-scissor skills! Kids can use 3, 4, or all of their fingers to squeeze the prongs on these unique tongs, which are especially nice for beginners-intermediate learners. These 8" plastic tongs feature natural indentations that cue finger placement, and rounded, kid-safe prong tips. In assorted bright colors. WAY TOO FUN!

The Focusing Fidget Kit is a new 14-pc. fidget kit that features a fabulous assortment of some of the therapists' at the Therapy Shop favorite quiet fidgets (except the Super Tube, which is a blast, but not so quiet)! This neat kit includes: an Inside-Out Ball, a container of Original Silly Putty, a Stretchy String 2-pack, 2 Fidget Pencils, an Earth Squeeze Ball, 3 Fidgeting Finger Springs, 3 Mini Porcupine Balls, an Ultimate Wire Fidgeter, a Noodle Doodle, and a Super Tube! My daughter would love this!!

Organic Herbal Beanbags are all natural, herbal beanbags in a whimsical variety of colorful, cotton prints! Six, 4"X 4" beanbags in three delightful, self-regulating scents: lavender, chamomile and mint (two of each scent). Perfect for tossing, stacking, balancing, tucking under your pillow (to help promote sleep), or inside your desk (to help keep you alert)! These delightful multi sensory beanbags look, smell, and feel wonderful!

These are just four of the hundreds of great products that the Therapy Shoppe offers! My son loves the Super Tooobs that make cool noises when you pull them apart. The Jigglers is a big hit with him too. He loves the gentle vibration that wakes up his senses! There are products for older children to help them in school such as the Raised Lined Tactile Note Pad which has palpable cues to help stay in the lines and to line up letters.

Therapy Shoppe offers such a wide variety of products its hard to just pick a few to highlight. Not only are they fun products for your kids (special needs or not) they provide a learning experience and cues to help them succeed in life. This is a great place to go Christmas shopping and they do provide gift certificates!!

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