Products Reviewed

Categories  “Developmental,” “Adaptive,” and “Inclusive.”

Gold:  IPTI certifies that this product is Developmental, Adaptive for therapy and Inclusive for children for both play and therapy.

Silver: IPTI certifies that this product is Developmental and Adaptive for therapy of both children and adults.

Bronze:  is Developmental for normal developing children to express their emotions in both play and therapy.

CRAYOLA BUILDING BLOCKS (25 PIECES):

Beneficial for toddlers and young children to facilitate/increase:

  • Manual dexterity

  • Dynamic reaching

  • Grasping and handling

  • Pincer and dissociation of fingers

  • Wrist control and stability

  • Precision for writing

  • Reasoning, language and social skills

  • Color learning (Visual perception)

In special needs children (w/neurological dysfunctions):

  • ​Useful in sensory integration, (tactile, spatial orientation, proprioception and stereognosis)

  • Facilitation of grasping and handling

  • Dynamic reaching

  • Shoulder stabilization

  • Increase attention span

  • Oral motor sensory integration

ANCHORS AWAY TUB BOAT: (20 pieces)

Toddlers can have great fun and benefits using this toy, which will be great to:

  • Promote motor planning

  • Dynamic reaching

  • Hand training: dissociation of fingers, grasping and handling

  • Self image perception

  • Stimulate tactile perception

  • Promote visual perception

  • Help to develop social and communication skills

In special needs children (w/motor and behavior dysfunctions):

  • It may be helpful for sensory integration issues, and can be adaptable to a clinic setting utilizing a small bathtub with either cold or warm water to integrate temperature perception, desensitize over stimulated body parts.

  • Promote shoulder function and stability

  • Facilitate dynamic reaching and hand function

  • Promote stereognosis

  • Increase balance and stability in standing (placing toy on small table and so the child can stand and play putting accessories together and apart

  • Promote attention span and social and communication skills

KIDS WORK 25 FUN PIECES (1+ y/o)

In children 1- 5 y/o in addition to recreational time can provide the ability to support the gaining of developmental functions such as:

  • Spatial orientation

  • Cognition and reasoning

  • Dynamic reaching and grasping, grabbing and hand release

  • Increase vocabulary and communication skills

  • Self-perception and social integration

  • Abstract reasoning (numerical), ideation and short term memory

  • Motor learning and motor control

Clinicians can easily adapt this toy to be used:

In children with behavioral and learning disabilities to:

  • Facilitate attention span

  • Integrate sensory dysfunctions

  • Facilitate purposeful activities

  • Develop or increase communication

  • Eye-hand control

  • Color perception

May be beneficial In children with neuromuscular dysfunction to:

  • Facilitate head/trunk control

  • Give shoulder stabilization and dynamic reaching

  • Provide sensory integration

  • Give motivation for achievement of functional activities such as sit to stand, segmental rotation, etc.

BUILDING BLOCK (BIG BLOCKS) (CRAYON CASE)

Like Kids Work 25 pieces, clinicians can also adapt this toy to be used

In children with behavioral and learning disabilities to:

  • Facilitate attention span

  • Integrate sensory dysfunctions

  • Facilitate purposeful activities

  • Develop or increase communication

  • Train eye-hand control

  • Teach color perception

 

In children with neuromuscular dysfunctions:

  • May facilitate head/trunk control

  • Shoulder stabilization and dynamic reaching

  • Sensory integration

  • Motivation for achievement of functional activities, such as sit to stand and segmental rotation

  • With the size of the blocks, pieces can be used to encourage reaching and grasping in children who are still in the stage of tenar grasping

  • The case full of blocks can be utilized as an obstacle to facilitate ambulation (walking): change of directions, balance, stability and coordination

WONDERLANES GLIDE BIKE

 

Submitted by:

Beyond Infinity

 

  • Promotes balance and stability in toddlers learning to walk

  • Facilitates balance, stability and negotiation of steering in children preparatory to learning to ride a bike

  • Can be utilized to promote motor planning

  • Increases attention span and promotes task-oriented activities

  • Can be used to integrate righting and balance reactions

  • Benefits proprioception, spatial orientation, and horizontal vestibular reactions in children with sensory dysfunction

WONDERLANES LADY BUG

 

Submitted by:

Beyond Infinity

 

  • Promotes/facilitates creeping, push to stand

  • Develops various gross motor functions

  • Promotes trunk control

  • Facilitates dynamic reaching, grasping and holding

  • Facilitates crawling, creeping, walking as an assistive device

2 in 1 DRESS UP DOLL

 

Submitted by:

Training2s

 

  • Useable by children with ADHD

  • Promotes quiet activity and focus

  • Promotes task oriented activities

  • Increases attention span

  • Decreases hyperactivity

  • Enhances sensory integration

  • Stimulates spatial orientation

  • Improves speech and communication skills

CALMING LAP PAD

 

Submitted by:

Training2s

 

Can be used for children with poor motor control

  • Maintains head or other body segment in correct posture

  • Maintains head in mid line

  • Avoids internal rotation and adduction of hips

  • Keeps ankles in neutral position

  • Stabilizes the pelvis and/or the back while sitting

  • Stimulates tactile discrimination

  • Bolsters the feeling of being grounded in visually impaired children

CALMING SHOULDER PAD

 

Submitted by:

Training2s

 

  • Shoulder stabilization

  • Head control in mid line

  • Promotes correct positioning of the legs, arms and trunk

  • Beneficial for visually impaired children

  • Boosts the feeling of being grounded

CLIP AND SORT

 

Submitted by:

Training2s

 

  • Facilitates and increases hand grasping and grabbing (gross motor skills)

  • Promotes individual finger movement (fine motor skills)

  • Facilitates development of language, color recognition, and social skills

  • Promotes purposeful/objective activities

  • Promotes following commands/instructions

Beneficial in therapy for adults with dysfunction of the hand and shoulder

MY FEELINGS

 

Submitted by:

Training2s

 

  • Promotes sensory integration

  • Facilitates speech and communication

  • We recommend adapting this for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder by inserting pictures of family or main caregivers portraying the emotions, as the child may recognize the emotions more easily in the faces of others

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