CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide entertainment and stimulation for an aeronautical engineer with poor concentration and hemiplegia as a result of a stroke. The board consists of a wooden base with genuine aeronautical parts, gleaned from the reject bin at Quantas Airlines, fixed to it. Placed at an angle, the board provides manipulatives to take apart and put together for relevant, recognizable stimulation and entertainment. TITLE: Fiddle Board. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Vol. 12 no. 1, Au
The Activity Table is a sensory busy box designed to provide visual and auditory stimulation and enhance fine motor training for individuals with sensory, cognitive or physical disabilities. The all-in-one center with intriguing shapes and sounds includes a shiny mirror, clicking dial, squeaking button and spinning gears. It encourages a child to use fingers and hands to explore as well as learn cause and effect.
The Air Popper Activity Center is a sensory busy box designed for use by children with upper extremity disabilities. Activated by air pressure, this toy provides pleasants sounds and interesting motion with a light push or squeeze. Minimal strength and no controlled grasp is required.
Animal Rock, model 3900, is a sensory busy box designed for use by children with cognitive and severe physical disabilities. Pressing the frog activates a "ribbit" sound, press the dog and it "barks," and the cat "meows" when pressed. Three finger isolation buttons are located on the "rocks,"” which help promote manipulation and coordination skills. When pressed, the white button vibrates and makes soothing water sounds, the blue button makes owl sounds, and the black button activates a light a
The Baby Buzz'r is a sensory busy box designed for use with children with cognitive, sensory, neurological, or emotional disabilities. This portable unit has a smiling clown-like face and features vibration, blinking eyes, and soothing lullabies activated by buttons on the top. The unit can be attached to strollers or carried in a purse or pocket. POWER: Uses two triple-A batteries (not included).
The Brilliant Lights Busy Board, model 2048, is a sensory integration activity designed for children with physical, cognitive, neurological, and visual disabilities. This activity board features a plastic base in the shape of a cross with two horizontal levers and one vertical lever. Each lever, similar in appearance to a small gum ball, can be pushed up or down to operate and control twelve different combinations of lights and sounds. When a child activates one or more of them at any given time
The Bubble Busy Box, model 2200, is a sensory busy box designed to provide stimulation and recreation for children with physical, cognitive, neurological, or visual disabilities. The Bubble Busy Box is a large dome-shaped busy box offering music, a vibrator, and lights at the slightest push of the buttons or tug on the ball pull switch. This toy aids in developing eye-hand coordination, fine motor skills and gross arm movements. POWER: Uses 2 C batteries. DIMENSIONS: 10.5 x 5.5 inches. WEIGHT: 1
The Busy Box, model 952, is a sensory busy box designed to provide visual and auditory stimulation for children with sensory, cognitive, or physical disabilities. Connect a capability switch (required but not included) and the brightly colored gears play music and entertain with a light show. The gears are interchangeable, enabling users to create their own designs. POWER: Uses 3 double-A batteries. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 12 x 12 inches.
The Compact Activity Center and the Side-Lyer Activity Center, models 2300 and 2310, is a play tray and sensory busy box designed for use by children with mobility, neurological, or severe physical disabilities. This small-scale activity center provides sensory stimulation and cognitive activity. Features include a bead curtain, a dome with brightly-colored sequins which spin when the button is pressed, a textured plate which vibrates and lights up when pressed, and a pullball that turns on a mu
The Cosmic Steering Wheel, model 779, is a sensory busy box designed for use by children with upper extremity or cognitive disabilities. Spin the wheel and stars and sparkles fly in the dome while music plays and bright lights shine. This toy is designed to encourage individuals to reach out to activate the lively show. POWER: Uses 4 C and 4 AA batteries. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 11 x 15 inches. WEIGHT: 6.5 inches.
The Explore-A-Center Busy Box, model 1811, is a sensory busy box designed for use by children with severe physical, upper extremity, or cognitive disabilities. This toy encourages parallel play for two to four children at one time, providing users with eight activities which turn on multi-colored blinking lights, mechanical music, vibration, and many different sounds including children’s laughter, water splashing, and circus music. Side mirrors allow for visual recognition. It has a volume contr
Finger Isolation Bubble Busy Box is a sensory busy box designed to provide stimulation and recreation for children with cognitive, physical, neurological, and visual disabilities. This dome-shaped activitiy center promote finger isolation and eye hand coordination as it requires the user to press a button to trigger a result. The Finger Isolation Musical Bubble features four buttons, each of which plays a different tune when touched. A free Individual Educational Plan (IEP) is included. POWER:
The Five Function Activity Center, model 510, is a sensory busy box designed for somatosensory stimulation for individuals with physical, cognitive, or sensory disabilities. The five stations include a plate that vibrates when touched, a large plate that activates an AM/FM radio, a wooden roller that produces a buzzing sound when rotated, a pull-ball that turns on a music box, and a large plate that turns on a bright light. Stations are mounted on a sturdy plastic base. POWER: Uses two C batteri
Funtastik, model 2244, is a sensory busy box designed for use by children with cognitive and severe physical disabilities. Activate the brightly colored squishy pads to see blinking multi-colored lights, hear musical tunes and the "Little Miss Muffet" nursery rhyme, feel vibration, and watch the glitter dome and items spin about. Each sensory activation plays separately from 7 to 18 seconds. The squishy fluid in the pads moves through the center and goes back and forth when pushed or pounded. PO
The Hearing Impaired Activity Center, model 530, is a sensory busy box designed to provide visual and somatosensory stimulation for children with hearing disabilities. This busy box is made of sturdy plastic and has a bright yellow vibrating plate, a pull-ball that turns on a fan, and a bright light that is activated by pushing an orange oval plate. DIMENSIONS: 9 x 12 inches.
The MAC - Multisensory Activity Center, model 550, is a sensory busy box in the shape of a prism that was designed to encourage manual exploration of all of its 5 sides for individuals with physical, sensory or neurological disabilities. The MAC features a wooden roller that, when rotated, plays a music box and flashes tiny lights; a clear bulb that lights when a finger is poked into a hole; a pull-ball that activates a buzzing sound; and a round plate that vibrates when touched. The fifth side
The Mini Play Cube is a sensory busy box designed to provide children with sensory, cognitive, or neurological disabilities with sensory stimulation. This purposeful-play toy helps children learn counting, encourages cooperative play, and reinforces color recognition and hand/eye coordination skills. The unit includes a mini bead roller coaster, a pathfinder, a magnetic circle, a ziggidy zag racer, and a counting abacus. The cube is made of wood with metal attachments. DIMENSIONS(HxLxW): 24 x 12
The Multisensory Motivational Center - MMC, model 555 and 555-8, is a sensory busy box and eye/hand coordination activity for individuals with physical, sensory or cogitive disabilities. This cause and effect motivational center was designed to help develop fine and gross motor planning in a therapeutic and educational environment. The center includes three different toys that are activated by interchangeable switch pads. The child has a choice of using round plates, a uniquely textured circle,
The Mood Stabilization Kit is designed for children with autism or attention deficit disorders who need a mood stabilizer and/or sensory items . The kit is complete with a bean bag that is lightweight and portable and ideal for children with low muscle tone or for those with sensory to hard surfaces, a Reggie Regulation Ruler or a fidget, Emotion Calms Putty for strengthening hands and for fun (as it changes colors when user twists and pulls), and a weighted lap pad that improves social skills,
Mr. Roboto, model 322, is sensory busy box designed for use by children with with severe physical or cognitive disabilities. This robot-style head has pronounced features that activate lights, music, vibration, and spinning lighted mirror when pressed. A musical tune plays when the ears are pressed; six bright LED's (light emitting diodes) turn on simultaneously when the eyes are pressed; a spinning lighted mirror spins inside the head and vibration is turned on when the nose is pressed; and, a
The Multi-Gym Walker, model 1598, is a sensory integration and balance training activity designed for use with infants and toddlers with neurological or sensory disabilities. This toy features a plastic base, four plastic wheels, and a activity center with suitable activities for various stages of a baby's growth. As an activity gym, it encourages infants to recognize sounds and dangling shapes. As a walker, this toy helps toddlers balance their first steps. It also easily converts into a baby d
The Multisensory Motivator, model 929060, is a sensory busy box designed to be a cause and effect training program, motor planning skill and eye hand coordination activity to provide audio, visual, and tactile stimulation for children with disabilities. The unit provides three defined work areas for the child. The set includes the multisensory module, three toys (choice of manufacturer), and seven touch pads. Jacks are included for use with other switches. OPTIONS: Push on/off switch, cassette r
The Musical Twinkle Mirror, model 658, is a sensory busy box designed for use by children with cognitive or severe physical disabilities. Activate a connected capability switch (not included) or roll the attached roller for music, sounds, and dancing lights. A mirror lets children see themselves. The two hanging toys provide great tactile fun. A stand is included. POWER: Uses 3 double-A batteries. DIMENSIONS (LxWxH): 12 x 2.5 x 10 inches.
The No Hearing Needed Busy Box is a sensory busy box designed for use by children who are deaf or hard of hearing. This box offers three stations: a vibrating plate, a pull ball that activates a removable fan, and a plate that activates a light. POWER: Uses 2 C batteries (not included).
The No Vision Needed Busy Box with AM / FM Radio is a sensory busy box designed for use by children who are blind or who have low vision. This box offers three stations: a vibrating plate, a pull ball that activates a removable fan, and a plate that activates an AM/FM radio. POWER: Uses 2 C batteries (not included).
The No Vision or Hearing Needed Busy Box is a sensory busy box designed for use by children who have visual and hearing disabilities. This box offers three stations: a smooth vibrating plate, a pull ball that activates a removable fan, and a texture plate that activates s spinning piece of soft cloth. POWER: Uses 2 C batteries (not included).
The Push and Spin Box is a sensory busy box designed for use by children with upper extremity disabilities. This box encourages children to push, pull, spin, and flip, developing a range of reach and grasp patterns with the whole hand or a single finger. The brightly-colored items on the box create a variety of sounds and movements.
The Pyramid Busy Box, model 7900, is a sensory busy box designed for use by children with cognitive, sensory, or fine motor disabilities. Made of polystyrene, this four-sided pyramid-shaped box features a swivel base for unrestricted access to all sides. Panel one features a large unbreakable plastic mirror with a button in the center that, when pressed lights up and plays a happy melody. Panel two has a bumpy yellow plate that vibrates when touched; a nubby red plate that lights two red lights
The Sensory Motor Busy Box, model 7905, is a sensory busy box designed for use by children with speech, communication, or severe physical disabilities. This therapeutic busy box has a tactile switch made of soft felt material. When the user activates it, glitter flies around the dome. The T-handle helps increase grip. The further the handle is pushed, the more LEDs light up. Music plays when the handle is moved all the way forward. When the mouth shape is pressed, pre-recorded messages play sequ
The Singing Sunrise Busy Box, model 504, is a sensory busy box designed for use by children with cognitive or severe physical disabilities. The toy also teaches cause and effect. This toy offers a variety of tactile experiences, songs, multi-colored blinking lights, sounds, and vibration. Animal sounds include an owl hooting, a woodpecker pecking, geese honking, and birds singing. Music includes friendly upbeat songs about the planet we live on. Volume is adjustable. POWER: Uses 8 double-A batt
The Six Position Activity Centre with AM/FM Radio is a sensory busy box designed for somatosensory stimulation for individuals with physical or sensory disabilities. The stations include a bright yellow plate that vibrates when touched, an AM/FM radio activated by a Vertical Wobble Switch (see also separate entry), a buzzing wooden roller switch, an air cushion music box, alternating red and yellow lights activated by turning a green disk, and a removable fan activated by a sensitive pull ball.
The Spaceship Busy Box, model 7901, is a sensory busy box designed for use by children with cognitive or severe phsyical disabilities. The child pushes on the wing flaps, buttons, or spaceship body to be rewarded with a NASA countdown, flashing tail lights, jet-motor sounds, and vibrations. The unit can be used on a table or wall-mounted with the included hardware. POWER: Uses 2 double-A and 4 triple-A batteries. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 20 x 15 inches.
The Sparkling Symphony Mirror is a sensory busy box designed for use by infants and young children with vision, cognitive, or sensory disabilities. This star-shaped toy attaches to the side of the crib and features a large round mirror in the center surrounded by multi-colored lights in the pointa of the star. When the barrel at the bottom of the unit is spun, the lights begin to blink and two classical melodies and three children's songs begin to play. The music can be set for long play for ne
Tactile Manipulatives is a kit designed to decrease stress, promote focusing and concentration, and increase tactile awareness of hands and fingers for children 3 years and older with autism, nerve injuries, and sensory processing disorders. This kit consists of nine tactile products in one set. It can also be used to strengthen hands and fingers before handwriting activities and fine motor skill tasks. Set includes: Kinetic Sand (2pounds), Pop Toob, Play Foam (2), Fishy Squishy, Koosh Ball*,
The Therapeutic Manipulator, model 2304, is a sensory busy box designed for use by children with fine motor disabilities. Pulling one of the two wiggle people activates cartoon sounds. Rotating the worm activates lights, music, and vibration in a dome in the center of the unit. Moving the large knob to the right or left plays more cartoon sounds. Pushing the green button plays a soothing tune. The unit has a wedge base for tabletop use, or the base can be removed for wall mounting. POWER: Uses f
The Three Function Activity Center, model 500, is a sensory busy box designed to provide visual, auditory, and somatosensory stimulation to children with disabilities. The sturdy red plastic panel has a bright yellow plate that vibrates when touched, an orange plate that lights and buzzes when pushed, and a pull-ball that turns on an AM radio. DIMENSIONS: 5.5 x 12 inches.
The Twirly Whirly is a toy designed for use by children with cognitive or sensory disabilities. This toy provides visual, tactile, and auditory stimulation. The plastic tube contains brightly colored beads and five platforms and two spinners through which the beads cascade to create a unique, interactive combination of sound and colors. DIMENSIONS (LxD): The tube is 12 x 3 inches.
The Visually and Hearing Impaired Activity Center (model 540) is a sensory busy box that was designed to provide somatosensory stimulation for children with vision and hearing disabilities. The sturdy red plastic box has a bright yellow plate that vibrates when touched, an orange oval plate with a spinning soft cloth, and a pull ball that turns on a fan. DIMENSIONS: 9 x 12 inches.
The Visually Impaired Activity Center, model 520, is a sensory busy box for persons with visual disabilities. The sturdy red plastic busy box features a bright yellow plate which vibrates when touched, a fan activated by a pull-ball, and an oval orange plate which turns on an AM radio. DIMENSIONS: 9 x 12 inches.
The Wall Mount Spaceship Sensory Busy Box, model 7901, is a sensory busy box designed for use by children with with severe physical or cognitive disabilities. Pushing on the wing flaps, buttons, or spaceship body starts a NASA countdown, flashing tail lights, jet-motor sounds, or flying vibrations. This toy can be mounted on a wall or used on a tabletop. POWER: Uses two double-A and fourtriple-A batteries (not included). DIMENSIONS (LxWxH): 20 x 15 x 4.inches.
The Wall-mounted Activity Center, model 566, is a sensory busy box designed for use by children with cognitive or neurological disabilities or low vision. This activity center provides an array of features for somatosensory stimulation: a plate which vibrates when touched; a wooden roller that turns on a music box with lights; a pull-ball which turns on a fan; a large plate that switches on a bright light; a bead chain curtain with an unbreakable plastic mirror; a push button which activates a b