Gidgets-n-Gadgets

There are many gadgets available to aid in sensory stimulation and activities of daily living.  It is not our intention to provide links to all these products.  However, following is a list to invoke ideas of what is available.  KSN does not endorse the following products or companies. Links are provided to give you a visual, however we recommend you do your own research.  

DAILY LIVING AIDS

Angel Guard - deters small children from unfastening seatbelts
Quick Snap - durable plastic clip that eliminates need to tie shoelaces
Button Hook/Zipper Pull - makes buttoning clothes easy
Chair Harness - converts a dining chair into a toddler seat
Portable Support Bar for Swing - sets up in seconds in doorways
Bath Tub Alarm - beeps to warn the bath is full
Adult Bibs - great for those messy soup and pasta meals
Look 'n Cook Cookbook - helps non-readers follow a recipe
Chewy Tube - for oral motor stimulation
Medi-Straw - eliminates the difficulty of swallowing pills
Pill Swallowing Cup - facilitates the swallowing of pills
Medicine Dispensing Sippy Cup - slowly releases liquid medicines
Sip-Tip Cup - promotes less coughing & spitting, one-way valve
Easy Key Turner - snaps easily over standard keys
Door Knob Gripper - slips over door knobs to provide a slip-free surface
Lamp Switch Turner - fits over lamp knobs to provide a slip-free grip

FEEDING AIDS

Homemade Blended Formula Handbook - a guide to homemade tube-feedings
Pigeon Bottle & Nipple - a one-way valve that prevents excessive air intake
Haberman Special Needs Feeder - one-way valve and adjustable flow rate
Maroon Spoon - shallow bowl ideal for feeding therapy
ARK Probe - strengthens the jaw
Z-vibe - adds vibration to the ARK Probe

TOYS

Tangle Toys - a fidget toy that provides sensory stimulation
Sound-Eaze CD - a fun way to help children with auditory sensitivity & fear of loud noises
Music Therapy Video Game - a fun-filled treasure hunt video game 
Rotation Board - great for stimulating balance

SOFTWARE

Kurzweil - enables conversion of regular text curriculum into a multi-sensory format
Dragon Speak - speech recognition software
LiveScribe Smartpen - captures words, scribbles and diagrams which are then wirelessly stored in your Evernote account
AnyBook Reader - converts any book into an audio book, using your own voice
SolidTek ACECAD DigiMemo L2 - converts written material to digital content in Windows or Mac