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Perfect Toy Finder: Discovery Toys products can help children with special needs

This Special Needs Toy Finder can help you find Discovery Toys products that will meet the needs of children with many disabilities. The following Discovery Toys products are suggested as possibilities for children (or adolescents and adults) with various developmental challenges.

Their appropriateness will depend on the specific nature and degree of each individual's capacities. Remember, special needs or not, each child has a unique rate and pattern of development, and each will play and learn in different ways.

Discovery Toys has a special way of categorizing products for those affected with autism. Please visit the autism page for more information.

Discovery Toys Special Needs Toy Finder
Hearing Loss Visual Disabilities Communication Skills
Physical Limitations Social Skills Cognitive Skills

How to use this Special Needs Toy Finder Chart:
      STEP 1: Identify learning style of individual (A, K, V) across top of chart
      STEP 2: Identify individual's educational goals based on their disability
      STEP 3: Use chart below to choose toys & products to meet individual's needs

Step 1: Learning Style

Step 2: Individual's Disability & Associated Educational Goal
Step 3: Suggested Discovery Toys
Products
Auditory
auditory

Individual learns best through listening to spoken word
Kinesthetic
kinesthetic

Individual learns best through touch, movement & action
Visual
visual

Individual learns best through sight, body language & expression

HEARING LOSS:

developing alertness to sound: use of residual hearing

Hearing Loss

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http://www.ToysDiscovery.com Auditory
auditory
Kinesthetic
kinesthetic
Visual
visual

VISUAL DISABILITIES:

developing use of auditory & tactile senses

Visual Disabilities

 

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http://www.ToysDiscovery.com Auditory
auditory
Kinesthetic
kinesthetic
Visual
visual

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:

developing comprehension & use of language

Communication Skills

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http://www.ToysDiscovery.com Auditory
auditory
Kinesthetic
kinesthetic
Visual
visual

PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS:

developing body movement, balance, coordination, fine/gross motor skills

Physical Limitations

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http://www.ToysDiscovery.com Auditory
auditory
Kinesthetic
kinesthetic
Visual
visual

SOCIAL SKILLS:

developing positive relationships to oneself & others, & turn-taking

Social Skills

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http://www.ToysDiscovery.com Auditory
auditory
Kinesthetic
kinesthetic
Visual
visual

COGNITIVE SKILLS:

developing memory, & age appropriate concepts (i.e. color, shapes, letters, numbers)

Cognitive Skills

http://www.ToysDiscovery.com Auditory
auditory
Kinesthetic
kinesthetic
Visual
visual

Please check out my Discovery Toys Perfect Toy Finder to see how Discovery Toys products can help you & your child reach your developmental & educational goals.


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