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What's one of the best things about having your kid attend a specialized school like Perkins School for the Blind? Well, of course it's the top notch...
6 DIY Toys to Encourage Fine Motor Development
Crawling and climbing are two very important physical developmental milestones for babies and children who are blind. Some babies may skip these...
Crawling & Climbing for Blind Babies
Two great iPad apps for kids who are blind from Sonokids
Aquatic therapy, or water therapy, is essentially physical, occupational, or recreation therapy that takes place in a heated pool. You'll often find...
What is Aquatic Therapy?
The Learning Blanket is an interactive educational blanket for children. The blanket incorporates six detachable panels that contain visual, sensory...
The Learning Blanket: Tactile Activity Blankets for Visually Impaired Kids
One in a Million Baby Podcast
The international designer Tommy Hilfiger recognizes that everyone has different abilities, even when it comes to getting dressed. And Hilfiger knows...
Tommy Hilfiger Launches Adaptive Clothing Collection for Kids
The Huple™ Fun Saucer is an indoor/outdoor pediatric tool for coordination, balance, and vestibular therapy for children. Kids will love playing with...
Huple™ Fun Saucer
Download a Printable IEP Organizer
Parents, teachers and therapists! Are you looking for ways for your blind child or student to experience tactual exploration in a safe, confined...
Make Your Own Tactile Comparing Bag
EazyHold is a simple but innovative grip assist strap that easily attaches to tools, toys, utensils and more! It enables children and adults with...
EazyHold Grip Assist Strap
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Headpod keeps your head up! Revolutionary dynamic patented head support system for inadequate head control due to hypotonia of the neck muscles....
Maybe you're a parent who's just signed your visually impaired child up for their very first swim lesson, or maybe you're a swim instructor who just...
Making Swim Lessons Accessible for Blind Children
In this article from the throughscarlettseyes.com website, parent Charlotte Mellor talks about her daughter Scarlett's experiences with rebound...
What is Rebound Therapy?
In this article, Cecily looks at container play and the methods she uses to help container play develop necessary skills. There is a great video...
How Container Play can Help Develop Necessary Skills for Blind Kids
Children and babies who are blind often have trouble learning how to reach outside their comfort zone. Babies who are blind may have a limited range...
Make Your Own Play Space for Your Blind Baby!
Have you ever tried to buy socks for AFOs? Yeah, it's not easy. Want AFO socks in pretty colors? Good luck! For anyone wearing a medical device to...
I love making fun toys out of material in our recycle bin. You know why? It's free! I pulled out a big liquid dish soap container because I thought...
Make Your Own Recycled Pull Toy!
Dr Cole Galloway from the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware has a vision... a vision of kids moving and interacting and...
Go Baby Go Provides Mobility Inspiration!
Scarlett has very limited things that she enjoys to do, but what she does like she REALLY likes! Swimming and waterplay is a massive motivator for...
Scarlett's Hydrotherapy Adventures
Is your child taking PE in school? Are their teachers able to adapt the program to meet their needs? This staff training video from Perkins School...
Adapting Physical Education
Adventure walks are outdoor explorations and field trips turned into learning opportunities. Children who are blind or have low vision often miss...
Adventure Walks: Helping Your Child Who is Blind Move Around Outdoors
how do you stimulate an infant that has hypotonia?
how do you stimulate an infant that has hypotonia?
OTPlan matches the skills you want to work on, with the materials you have, to a detailed activity that will help you strengthen certain skills. Each...
Occupational Therapy Plan
This blog shares creative activity ideas for PT and OT. They believe that therapy should be fun - otherwise how will you get your child to keep up...
Therapy Fun Zone
Barbara Smith, aka The Recycling OT, shares videos with ideas for making interesting games and toys that will encourage fine motor skills. Barbara's...
Recycling OT Videos
Children who are blind, physically limited or highly distractible may not independently explore their "regular" environment. They may benefit from...
Creating Sensory Activity Centers for Blind Children
I'm just wondering if there are general guidelines for developmental milestones like crawling.
When does a blind baby crawl?
Hatchbacks are shoes designed specifically to address the needs of children wearing AFO's, DAFO's, and orthotics. Every Hatchbacks shoe incorporates...
Trampolines are a great way for little ones to gain some confidence on their feet. And this on is small enough for toddlers! Even if your child can't...
Jumpin' Jr Trampoline
Wingbo is the first swing in the world where babies and young children actually swing themselves, as the ergonomic design promotes a healthy,...
Wingbo Tummy-Time Swing
The WaterWayBabies System is a simple, easy-to-use water-based method of stimulating and strengthening your baby to help improve physical and mental...
Learning to sort shapes and drop blocks into their corresponding holes is a skill that most children work on during their toddler years. There are...
Make Your Own Can Puzzle!
I live in New England and I have to say that the winters here aren't easy for anyone! I really do appreciate the changing seasons, but I still don't...
Rhythm & Blues for the Winter: Motivating your child to move through music!
We all experience the world through our senses: vision, hearing, etc. But have you heard of propriopception or vestibular sense? Our proprioceptive...
Vestibular Stimulation: Making Sense of the Other Senses When Your Child is Blind
You've probably seen those play gyms for babies that hang toys above your child as she lays on her back. These are great toys that encourage reaching...
Make Your Own Sensory Play Area
When you choose a developmental milestone to work on with your child, it's important to break down your goal into simple, attainable steps. Let's...
Picking Up Puffs
Sometimes you just don't have enough space, time, or money to invest in a large Sensory Play Area. Or maybe you already have a sensory play area and...
Make Your Own Mini Play Area!
If your child is blind or visually impaired, you will already know how difficult and frightening it is for them to "let go of the floor" and sit...
The Bumbo Baby Seat: Helping your baby join in
Maybe you've heard of this new toy simply called the Bilibo. It's one of those weird toys from Europe (Switzerland, to be precise) that looks...