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Today we wanted to share this post from special ed teacher Mandy at A Special Kind Of Class, as we believe Non-Slip Liners are a must have among back-to-school supplies! Read the original post here.

5 uses for non slip liners

Non slip mats are an essential part of a special education class that has children with physical disabilities and low tone or poor fine motor skills.

  1. For children with low tone, they often have trouble staying in their seat. These are the kids that keep sliding out. A little square on the seat under their bum helps them stay put.
  2. A little square under bowls and plates, stops them for sliding around the table while children are trying to eat.
  3. We roll up a small piece around a pencil to make a pencil grip. You can make it as thick as you want. The texture gives feedback to those who need it.
  4. Putting a piece under toys and games will help them stay put while children are using them.
  5. The last tip I have for you is to use it with technology. I keeps the laptops and tablets on the table and off the floor.

Related product: Non-Slip 8″ x 6’6″ Reel

Non-slip reel - Special Needs Essentials Non-slip reel to cut - Special Needs Essentials

Mornings can be chaotic regardless of the circumstance. Between preparing schoolbags, making breakfast, actually getting through breakfast, packing lunches, walking the dogs, and trying to find your kid’s other shoe so you can leave the house already, morning mayhem is part of everyone’s routine! Being the parent of a special needs child adds an entirely different element of preparation to the day. But with a little planning, mornings could be a more seamless operation.Mother and daughter under blanket - Special Needs Essentials

1. Get Good Sleep

First and foremost, getting a good night’s sleep is paramount in shaping the next morning for success. It’s important to get on a consistent sleep-and-wake schedule, and stick to it. Try making your child’s room as dark as possible to help ensure a full night’s rest. Weighted blankets can help, too.

2. Develop A Ritual

Believe it or not, all children love rituals. But when your family has special needs, the discipline of a routine is essential. Make your mornings an orderly endeavor: do the same things in the same order every day, beginning when the alarm clock first rings. Time Timer clocks can help your child understand this routine better, in a visual way.

3. Promote Your Child’s Independence

Your child’s independence is the key, as it will save you more time for other tasks. Breakfast is an opportunity to help arm your child with more independence, which is achievable by using adapted tools at the table. Breakfast not only gives your kids the strength to face the day, but it also adds a great step to your daily ritual that your child can count on and even look forward to. Try these five products, all designed to promote your child’s independence in the morning.

1. Safety toothbrush

Safety toothbrush - Special Needs Essentials

2. Timer Timer

Time Timer with handle - Special Needs Essentials

3. Recessed lid cup

4. Non-sleep reel

5. Pencil grips (to use with silverware or toothbrush!)

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