For Parents of Children with Disabilities and Special Needs
For Little Hands.
Parents who have children with disabilities have the same expectations as any other parent. Conditions which limit a child’s ability to be actively engaged in playing and learning can cause delays in physical, cognitive, communication, social and emotional development. Yet until now, there have been no small utensil cuffs for infants and children. To develop their skills, children need adaptive equipment for grooming, and universal cuffs for self-feeding and eating to make objects easier to handle. Choosing a fun-colored, soft and comfortable cuff is far more inclusive and inviting to use if it does not look like a medical device but rather a part of the object, a band, toy or simple handle.
For children who love water play and activities that involve wet environments, our aids adapt easily because they can get wet and will not slip. Wet toothbrushes, forks, kitchen implements, baby bottles, sippy cups, tennis rackets, baseball bats, bike handlebars even boat oars will comfortably stay put on hand or limb.
- The first infant universal cuff
- No learning curve necessary
- Adapts existing Items at home
- Low tech and inexpensive
- Non-slip in wet environments
- Fun colors for more inclusion
Specific ways to can help your children to adapt and thrive.
Children with disabilities are children first. Like all kids, they need the opportunity to make choices and do for themselves within the limit of their abilities. This means that eating, drinking, and grooming may take a little more time for some, but doing these daily living activities by themselves helps children build self-confidence and increases independence.
The future success of infants and toddlers with disabilities depends on the development of life skills; to self-soothe, self-feed, play with toys, go to school and participate in art and sports. All important markers and milestones in a child's life.
How can parents significantly help their children with disabilities to develop their skills and prepare them to do more, achieve more, and fully participate in all activities?
• Choose inclusive aids that are inviting, colorful and ergonomically designed to enhance the toy or tool without visually appearing to be a medical device.
• Use aids that adapt easily to wet environments, which will encourage good personal hygiene habits, and allow for outdoor activities including water play.
• Consider low tech assistive technology over expensive 3-D or robotic arms/hands which can be cumbersome, visually intrusive, and hard to access.
• Provide tools that multi-task; to aid grasping, holding, pushing or lifting for gross and fine motor disabilities.
• Incorporate objects that are multi-sensory; make sounds, are stimulating, and have a visual interest that is age appropriate.
Assistive technology like EazyHold can help children with a disabilities develop these important skills within meaningful life activities. Giving your child the ability to grasp an object, focus their energy on the task at hand, and for the length of time it takes to use it.
EazyHold Infant to Child Pack comes in pretty colors to make them fun and inclusive, and its design fits even the tiniest of hands, unlike any other pediatric universal cuff before!