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Fidget Toys for Special Needs Children

Andrea Ramírez

 

Having children is one of the most rewarding events that can happen in a person's life. As infants grow into toddlers and then by the time they are in kindergarten; they're expected to be at a certain academic level. Some children learn faster than others and some may require more guidance than other children in the same grade. 

Autism affects one out of 59 children in the United States, that's 16.8 out of 1,000 children who have a type of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Children are usually tested by the age of three if not four for delayed development by a trained therapist. There are solutions to the struggles that parents with special needs children may have grown accustomed to, such as, anxiety, stress, unwillingness to remain still, and sensitivity issues. 

Fidget toys are an excellent way for children to relax. These toys are designed to teach special needs children to keep still without disrupting the teacher and students in a classroom setting. These toys can be from marble balls, multi-textured toys, squishy stress ball to bendable pencils and erasers. It's important for children with ASD to feel comfortable in their environment and be able to concentrate easier. This is true for all levels of the ASD including, non-verbal, hyperactive, and sensitivity. 

Fidget toys are able to help non-verbal Autistic children by improving their sensory skills. They'll be able to communicate with a Sensory Kit. The kit includes various types of objects that have different textures to them and each child will be able to distinguish how it feels in their hands. This will allow the non-verbal child to feel more comfortable and be able to communicate better with his or her peers. 

Parents and teachers will see a major improvement in children who use these toys. Children with ASD will be able to decrease their anxiety level and there can be stability in the home and at school and put their parent's mind at ease. 

 

RECOMMENDED FIDGET TOYS

Sensory Pack For Autism & Special Needs

 

Anti-Stress Pack For Autism & Special Needs

 

Genius Balls For Stress Relieve (5Pack)

 

Sensory & Therapy Massage Bracelet (3PACK)

 


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