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Cathy and Dominic - Special Needs EssentialsHi everyone! Today Cathy from Bountifulplate shares with you her autistic son Dominic’s experience with flash cards! Cathy is a homemaker/wife and a mother to a 10-year old son with Autism and ADHD, an 18-year old daughter who is a college freshman and a stepson who is 30. Originally from Maryland, she has lived in the Midwest for 13 years.

When Special Needs Essentials sent us the “ready, set, abc,” flashcards as well as the “ready, set, 123,” flashcards for Dominic, I was so excited!  As a parent, I instantly loved the size and durability of the cards, as well as the sturdy boxes to hold them in. Wouldn’t these be awesome to tuck into your child’s backpack for a long car trip or plane ride? I know I will be doing that for our upcoming 10-hour car ride to Maryland!!!  Dominic didn’t talk until he was over three and even though he will be 11 at the end of July, he is still behind his typically developing peers in speech. I plan on using both sets of flashcards in continuing to encourage Dominic to speak in complete sentences!!

Here are the flash cards used by Dominic:

ABC touch and feel flash cards - Special Needs Essentials 123 touch and feel flash cards - Special Needs Essentials

Flash Cards ABC - Specia lNeeds Essentials ready set 123 - Special Needs Essentials

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Educational supplies do not have to be expensive to make your child learn with fun. These toys develop essential skills in your child’s growth and are not restricted to a specific age. Be careful, they make keep them busy for hours!

8 toys

186_1 Magic Microphone Light Up ($5.25): Visual, Oral & Auditory skills > Read Kerri’s experience here

7809_1 Rainbow Pom Ball ($3.95): Gross motor & Tactile skills

6496_3 Wood Fidget Puzzle ($4.95): Fine motor & Logic skills

streamer1 Rainbow Stunt Streamer ($5.95): Visual & Motor skills

79826_2 Tangle jr. Textured ($6.95): Fine motor & Sensory skills > Read Diane’s experience here

rainstick 2 Rain Stick ($9.95): Auditory & Gross motor skills

__017877_A_preview Squiggle Wiggle Writer Set ($11.95): Fine motor & Visual skills

775051_1 Turbo Bubble Blower ($6.95): Visual & Motor skills

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