“Hidden Gems” Assistive Technology!

Dru smiles while looking down at the Vibrating Sensory Snail. She's holding the snail in her left hand while she pulls the string.
Check out these “hidden gems” in our assistive technology (AT) inventory! They include the Vibrating Sensory Snail, Sensory Shapes, the StrikeFighter Sitting Model, and the BladeBrush Knife and Cutlery Cleaner.
 
The Vibrating Sensory Snail is a vibrating sensory toy that is multi-textured and multi-sensory. Some features are the snail’s stretchy blue antennae, fuzzy red neck, and smooth, green back. Gently pull the string to turn on the snail’s vibrating belly. The soothing vibration helps to stimulate under-responsive individuals or calm over-responsive individuals.
 
Sensory Shapes are designed to give children rich sensory experiences by exploring each shape’s ridged and smooth surfaces. The set includes two thicknesses and sizes for circle, triangle, square, rectangle, pentagon, and hexagon. They’re especially good for visual and fine motor skills and sensory processing.
 
The StrikeFighter Sitting Model can be used for adapted fishing while using standard fishing gear. The StrikeFighter operates as a base and pivots and fights fish without removing the rod. Rather than requiring both arms to strike, it allows multiple options using only one arm or leg.
 
The BladeBrush Knife and Cutlery Cleaner has a unique wrap-around design that cleans both sides of a utensil while safely keeping your fingers away from any sharp edges. Its tough bristles quickly remove food debris and the textured grip helps prevent your hand from slipping. After use, the brush can be placed on the side of a dish rack or on the edge of the sink to dry.
 
If you or someone you know is interested in trialing these devices through our short-term device loan program, visit our website at https://bit.ly/3G2g3bu