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AlphaSmart Recommended
Keyboard (nearly indestructible) for kids' use in school and at home.  It's light, simple, and connects easily to home or school PCs or printers.  Comes in several versions, Neo (which runs additional software, including Neo version of Inspiration) and Dana (which runs Palm OS and other palm-based accessory programs including a Palm version of Inspiration, and has wireless capability)
 
Dragon Naturally Speaking Wireless Premium 12.0 Recommended or Home version, by Nuance Communications
Provides a whole new way to interact with a PC--using speech instead of a keyboard and mouse--to help you work faster and more efficiently...
 
FlashMaster by Flashmaster, Inc. Recommended
A toy, a learning tool... both. Replaces flash cards for +-*/ math facts. Optional timer, sounds. Missed problems can be run separately. Change the problem format, put the "variable" in any position. A great tool that's great fun, even for twice exceptional gifted kids... PC Magazine review
 
Intel Reader Recommended from Amazon.UK or HumanWare in the U.S.
For those of us who find reading a challenge, it’s time to dream in a new way... Snap a picture, and it reads to you.  Point-shoot-listen.  Use on books, worksheets, menus, more...
Review: Intel Makes Leap in Device to Aid Impaired Readers in the Wall Street Journal
 
LiveScribe Smartpen Recommended
Records audio and links it what you write. Missed something? Tap on your notes or drawings with the tip of your Pulse smartpen to hear what was said while you were writing.  No Need to Lug the Laptop. 
Review: Livescribe Pulse Smartpen: It's a Keeper
 
The Writer with Word Prediction Recommended
Wireless keyboard, PC and Mac compatible, with dictionary, spell-checker, optional Word Prediction, and more!  And less expensive than the Alphasmart...

2011 Hidden Curriculum One-A-Day Calendar for Older Adolescents and Adults - Items for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations by Judy Endow
Thought-provoking hidden curriculum items, written by a woman on the autistic spectrum herself, have broad applicability across adulthood. Items cover topics such as social relationships, community, money matters, workplace, and many others... Also 2011 Hidden Curriculum One-A-Day Calendar for Kids
 
Dream Catcher Blankets
Machine washable weighted sleep blankets, made to order...
 
Balance Balls / Balance Ball Chair
Gaiam Balance Ball Chair
This unique "chair" employs the same balance ball used in workout routines, but with it you also get an adjustable support bar, easy-glide casters, and an air pump.  The ball helps develop core body strength, relieves back strain and stress, and can be removed for regular workouts...
 
Thera-Band Exercise Balls
Available in five sizes, Exercise Balls are inflatable balls used to strengthen muscles, balance training, improve posture...
 
Finger Fidgets...
Mini Sand Animals
Glitter Frog Sand AnimalGlitter Gecko Sand Animal
Sea Turtle Sand AnimalSea Life Sand Animals Assorted

Colorful Glitter Sand Animals 3-pc Set: Turtle, Frog, Gecko

Sand Bag Animals Assortment: 2 bags of 12 animals (24)

Small (4" to 6.5") sand animals to quietly run around your fingers...
 
With 18 pieces interconnected, this twisty toy keeps your fingers good and busy...
Handwriting Without Tears
Easy handwriting methods for printing, cursive, for use by parents or teachers
bullet Letters and Numbers for Me
bullet Cursive Handwriting
bullet Printing Power
bullet Get Set For School
bullet Handwriting Without Tears: Kindergarten Teacher's Guide
bullet Teachers Guide: Handwriting Without Tears Book
 
Inspiration (also from Amazon.com) and Kidspiration (also from Amazon.com)
Powered by techniques of visual learning, software strengthens critical thinking, comprehension and writing across the curriculum, in language arts, science, social studies and anytime your students need to structure research or other thought processes; or Kidspiration for grade K-5
 
Letterland (also from Amazon.com: Early Years Handbook, Programme 1 Workbooks 1-4, and the Letterland Storybooks: Clever Cat and the Clown, Kicking King Lost in Letterland, Eddy Elephant, Letterland ABC Book)
Supported by learning research, Letterland pictograms activate every learning channel, linking all the things that children love - social interaction, movement, art, craft, drama, rhym - directly to letter knowledge.  Good for dyslexic and other reading difficulties
 
Lose the Training Wheels with Rainbow Trainers
Lose The Training Wheels™ works with youngsters who experience difficulty in getting past training wheels -- and onto conventional two-wheelers. LTTW focuses on children with varying forms of disabilities, although able-bodied children can also benefit...
 
MacKichan
Mathematical word processing, with LaTeX typesetting.  Full computer algebra capabilities using natural mathematical notation, so it's easy to use.  Compute symbolically or numerically, integrate, differentiate, and solve algebraic and differential equations.  Great for dysgraphic kids, to type their advanced mathematics.  Student usage and free trial versions available...
 
The Magic Sleep Garden CD
Calms and relaxes poor sleepers, allowing them to get to sleep.  I don't know why, but this really works for some gifted kids!
 
Maple
Brings the problem solving power of expert mathematicians to your computer. Student Edition available...
 
Octave
GNU Octave is a high-level language, primarily intended for numerical computations... (free, and as good as MATLAB and others)
 
Open Book
Software, converts printed documents or graphic based text into an electronic text format using accurate optical character recognition and quality speech
 
Pedal Magic (sometimes available from Amazon.com)
Skip training wheels and devices.  Stop prolonged teaching sessions.  Watch powerful Pedal Magic video.  Ride your bike in 2-5 minutes...
 
PenAgain by Pacific Writing Instruments
A comfortable pen for those with poor grip or hand or wrist difficulties.  Unique wishbone-shaped design...
 
Rainbow Creatures (U.S.) or Purple Puffin (U.K.)
Often called sand animals, these millet-filled creations are often spotted at gifted conferences.  Cute and functional, they are less-expensive alternatives to weighted gear, with lizards as lap weights and snakes as shoulder weights...
 
Reading from Scratch (RfS/EL)
A program of science-based teaching techniques, trains the brain to read with the left side.  The Enhanced Lateraliztion techniques can be used in other areas, too...
 
Rope Hammock Chair
Hammock chair provides sensory integration swinging at home, swinging back and forth and 360 degrees around...
 
Rory's Story Cubes by Gamewright (or from Funagain Games)
Let your imagination roll wild with Rory's Story Cubes! This pocket-sized creative story generator provides hours of imaginative fun for all ages. Roll the Story Cubes, nine dice with a different icon on each side, and look at the face up images. Pick an image to start your story. Beginning with "Once upon a time...", make up a story that somehow links all 9 face up images. There are no wrong answers!
 
Salt of the Earth Weighted Gear
Weighted blankets, vests, or lap pads are wonderful aids for children with autism, PDD, ADHD & other sensory disorders, helpful in settling & calming for sleeping or napping, or effective calming aid for quiet times such as studying, eating or watching TV...
 
SKY Chair
A hanging chair and footrest, supported from a single point - use it indoors or outdoors, great for kids (and adults!) with Sensory Integration issues...
 
Smart Mouth
Stretch your vocabulary and quick thinking skills - great new addition!
 
Light-Therapy Devices
Sun Rizr Dawn Simulator (not an alarm clock), Bio-Brite SunRise Digital Alarm Clock Dawn / Dusk Simulator Clock with White Noise, or Apollo Health GoLite P1 Blue Spectrum Light Therapy Device (portable, fully programmable interface)
Light generating systems help with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or just plain waking up on those cold winter mornings...
 
Table Topics Conversation Cards
At the dinner table, at bedtime, in the car... these great conversation starters will get the conversation going - great for 2e kids to learn conversation skills and topics.  Various editions, including Original, Family, Teen, Book Club, Couples, Girls Night Out, and Spirit.  Also try Travel Topics to Go including Election Topics, and Journal Topics including My Life...
 
TestTalker
Software solution designed to help individuals be more successful with test taking, worksheet completion, and study materials
 
Timex Ironman Data Link USB Watch
Up to 200 alarms with 5 minute back-up alarm, plus up to 200 countdown timers with messages and an optional halfway alert, linked interval timer for up to 200 reps. Connects by USB to your PC.  Great for AD/HD or other reminders!
 
TherapyShoppe
An assortment of therapy merchandise: specialty toys and games, hard-to-find favorites, innovative new products you haven't even heard of yet, from weighted vests and blankets to therapy balls and fidgety toys...
 
Trampolines
Bravo 38" Mini Trampoline for indoors, or Bravo 12 Foot Spring Trampoline and Safety Enclosure for 12' Trampoline, or Bravo 14 Foot Band Trampoline and Safety Enclosure for 14' Trampoline
Small indoor tramps, or big outdoor tramps with safety enclosures - both help the AD/HD or SI child remain focused and calm... and mom and dad, too!  Always use a safety enclosure on outdoor trampolines, and follow all safety precautions specified by the manufacturer...
 
UniKeep Binders
A different kind of binder, for the organizationally challenged.  Fully enclosed, stackable plastic binder-size cases...
 
Vibrating Alarm Watches
VibraLITE 8 Vibration Watch with Black Leather Band or other band options Stainless Steel Band, Black Urethane Band, Blue Urethane Band, Pink Urethane Band or previous models Stainless Steel Band, Light Blue/White Velcro Band, Blue with Blue Velcro Band, Camouflage Velcro Band, Navy Blue Velcro Band, Brown Velcro Band, VibraLITE 2 with Plain Band
Watch features multiple vibration alarms (auto-shutoff after approx. 20 sec.), countdown timer which you can use for daily reminders, electro-luminescent back light (also switches to audible alarms)
 
MeΔos Multi-Vibration Alarm Watch Adult - Unisex
Silent vibrating alarm watch, with up to 6 daily silent or audible alarms, plus auto-repeat - great for medication dosage, or AD/HD reminder to focus.  Countdown auto-repeat timer, training mode, reminder mode, backlight.  Great for AD/HD children and adults
 
Wizcom SuperPen Professional  or C Pen 800C Handheld Scanner
Note-taking can be time-consuming and tedious for some twice exceptional kids, and these pen scanners can be a real lifesaver!  Scan, store and transfer printed data to a PDA, PC; recognizes more than 6 languages...
 
Write Now The Complete Program for Better Handwriting, by Getty and Dubay, also available from Amazon
more than a cure for sloppy handwriting, it's a practical guide to an efficient style of writing that can radically improve productivity through more effective written communication. This hands-on book teaches italic handwriting that is highly legible and rapid. The
letters are loop-free and essentially the same in both printed and joined writing...
 
Wobble Boards
Wobble boards are great for those kinesthetic learners, and those who must  move while they work - they even work while sitting down.  Classic Balance Board or Wobble Board, great for agility, balance, strength, and ... parents' sanity!  For our more coordinated kids, Pivot Balance Board...
 

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