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Upsee Therapy Programme and Webinar!

  I was thrilled to learn about the launch of the Upsee therapy Programme. With Sebastian at school full time and weekends spent having fun as a family, we find little time to ensure he also receives therapy. During the summer months he spends time outside in his walker and on his bike but those options aren't… Continue reading Upsee Therapy Programme and Webinar!

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Eye Gaze: The Trial(s) and Tribulations 

For two weeks this summer Sebastian had another eye gaze trial with the Tobii/Dynavox I-12. This was his third extended trial with the device and he used it once a week at school the previous year. At school they focussed on games which worked on building eye gaze skills like targeting, timing and accuracy. I asked… Continue reading Eye Gaze: The Trial(s) and Tribulations 

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The New GoTo Seat has Arrived!

The verdict is in...we love it! First, we tried it with the new floor sitter attachment in the basement play area. Tallula often wants to play with Sebastian downstairs (no ramp down for his wheelchair, even though Tallula tried to invent one)! Instead, Ali or I have to hold Sebastian so his playtime is less independent.… Continue reading The New GoTo Seat has Arrived!

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Boys and Swings 

   East Lynn Park, Toronto.  'Mommy, someone is is the red swing.' 'It's ok sweetheart. We can wait our turn.' I roll Sebastian over in the double chariot and stop next to the swing and Tallula scrambles off to the bouncy horse nearby.  A woman who had put her toddler in next to her baby… Continue reading Boys and Swings 

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Switch Dice

Back in January (yes, January!) I received a switch dice (adapted for Sebastian's tray switches) from Excitim Special Needs Toys, the same folks that adapted Sebastian's Rally Racer toy. They asked us to test it out. We love board games (and card games!) and were immediately on 'board' with the trial. We chose Dr. Suess'… Continue reading Switch Dice

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Rally Racer Review

When Sebastian and I looked through the toy catalogue before Christmas he had one thing in mind that he wanted. A race track. We have two small race tracks that he's tried using the past few years which work ok but he still needs help with them. I wanted to find a race track he… Continue reading Rally Racer Review