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Perfect Toy Finder: Find the perfect toy for your child with autism.

According to the Princeton Child Development Institute, “Autism is a severe developmental disability that is usually noted within the first three years of life. It occurs in 1 of 150 births, exists in every ethnic group and every part of the world, and is much more common in boys than girls. Before treatment, youngsters with autism exhibit very uneven patterns of development. Often, speech is absent or very delayed and children do not relate to objects, events, or other people in expected ways, nor do they respond to touch, taste, sight, or sound in the same manner as their typical peers. Many children exhibit extremely dysfunctional responses, including stereotypic movements, tantrums, and self-injury.  

Because the etiology of autism is not clearly understood, prevention is not possible. But a significant body of evidence shows that applied behavior analysis technology can make a world of difference for people with autism, especially when treatment begins early.” (http://www.pcdi.org/whatIsAutism/generalInfo.asp)

Discovery Toys has interfaced with the famous Princeton Child Development Institute to develop our Autism Support Project. It is our goal to deliver a rich educational experience by understanding the most commonly shared learning difficulties for children with autism and matching our products to support learning.

While the six Learning Pathways also apply to children with autism, these children tend to experience several broad areas of significant difficulty that we list below and for which we have selected products to support.

Is your family touched by autism? Very possibly:

Facts and figures about autism:
  • 1 in 150 children are diagnosed with autism
  • A new case of autism is diagnosed almost every 20 minutes
  • Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many of the less prevalent childhood diseases
  • There will be more cases of Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosed each year than with AIDS, diabetes and cancer combined
– Autism Speaks,
www.autismspeaks.org

Look for products with the following icons to help you determine the best Discovery Toys products for your specific needs:

Toys to develop independent play with some limited instruction
Toys that promote sustained engagement
Toys that build skills for cooperative play
Toys that create opportunities for children to talk about their play experience
Toys with obvious completion criteria
Toys that encourage pretend play

DT toys have been assigned one or more Autism Symbols relative to how they address the area of difficulty an individual might be experiencing. Use this Toy Guide to help choose the right combination of products to strengthen the following skills and make learning fun! Autism_Toy_Guide.pdf

Your Guide To Discovery Toys Autism Support

How to use the chart:

  1. Select the age of your child across the top.
  2. Select the learning difficulty vertically.
  3. Find products to support your child's needs.
  4. Select different age groups if necessary, based on ability.

(To see pictures and descriptons of products, please visit my online store at www.discoverytoyslink.com/toysdiscovery and click "Shop Products" in the top right corner).

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Autism Toys to develop independent play with some limited instruction.

Toys to develop independent play with some limited instruction.

  • Baby Grooves Instruments
  • Baby Moves™ Shaker Weights
  • Baby Moves™ Wiggle, Jingle & Roll
  • Go Go Caterpillar
  • Rattle & Roll
  • Try-Angle Activity Center
  • Castle Marbleworks®
  • Geo Cubes
  • Hammer Away! Boat
  • Place & Trace® Puzzles
  • Story Stacker
  • ABC & 123 Wipe Clean Workbooks Set
  • Bilingual Wipe Clean Primeras Palabras (First Words) Workbook
  • Busy Bugs Learning Set
  • Busy Farm Learning Set
  • Measure Up!® Balance
  • Measure Up!® Shovel
  • Playful Bath Shapes
  • Marbleworks® Crank-It Up Accessory
  • Marbleworks® Deluxe Set
  • Marbleworks® Starter Set
  • Marbleworks® Wild Ride Accessory Set
  • Mosaic Mysteries Tile Game
  • Qubits®
  • Star Explorer Kit
  • Tricky Fingers Game
  • Zip Track Extra Cars
  • Zip Track Roadway

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Toys that promote sustined engagement.

Toys that promote sustined engagement.

  • Animal Lullabies Book & CD
  • Baby Moves™ Lullaby Blankie
  • Baby Moves™ Shaker Weights
  • Baby Moves™ Wiggle, Jingle & Roll
  • Chiming Charlie Hanging Toy
  • Peek-A-Boo Cube
  • Rainfall Rattle
  • Rattle & Roll
  • Sounds Like Learning! CD
  • Super Yummy Teether
  • Try-Angle Activity Center
  • Block It!
  • Castle Marbleworks®
  • Caterpillar Shape Sorter
  • Geo Cubes
  • Giant Pegboard™
  • Hammer Away! Boat
  • Place & Trace® Puzzles
  • Sunshine Market Shape Sorter
  • Busy Bugs Learning Set
  • Busy Farm Learning Set
  • Fashion Friends Dolls
  • Fashion Friends Friendly Fun Dolls
  • Measure Up!® Balance
  • Measure Up!® Shovel
  • Playful Bath Shapes
  • Playful Patterns Activity Set
  • Sounds Like Phonics™ Letter Fun Lotto
  • Sounds Like Phonics™ Short Vowel Fun
  • Tree Puzzle
  • Word Match Colors & Shapes Puzzles
  • Word Match First Words Puzzles

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  • Marbleworks® Deluxe Set
  • Money! Money! Game
  • Qubits®
  • Speed Wiz Game
  • Star Explorer Kit
  • Tactico!™

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Toys that build skills for cooprative play.

Toys that build skills for cooprative play.

 

  • Baby Grooves Instruments
  • Baby Moves™ Lullaby Blankie
  • Big Tangiball
  • Tangiball
  • Beyond the Book™ The Princess & the Dragon Collection
  • Flip Flop Faces: Emotions in Motion Game (English)
  • Flip Flop Faces: Emotions in Motion Game (French)
  • Motor Works
  • Sounds Like Phonics™ Letter Fun Lotto
  • Sounds Like Phonics™ Short Vowel Fun
  • Word Match Colors & Shapes Puzzles
  • Word Match First Words Puzzles
  • Zingo!® Tile Game
  • A to Z Jr. Game
  • Friendship Island® Game
  • From Time to Time Game
  • Money! Money! Game
  • Speed Wiz Game
  • Tactico!™
  • Wiz Kidz Game

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Toys that create opportunities for children to talk about their play experience.

Toys that create opportunities for children to talk about their play experience.

  • Baby Moves™ Lullaby Blankie
  • gLove Story Puppet
  • Monkey See, Monkey Do
  • Sounds Like Learning! CD
  • Measure Up!® Cups
  • Measure Up!® Pots & Spoons
  • Roll & Play Game
  • Toddler Talk Phone
  • Working Trio Dump Trucks
  • ABC & 123 Wipe Clean Workbooks Set
  • A B Seas® Fishing Game
  • Ahoy, Pirate Pete Book
  • Beyond the Book™ The Princess & the Dragon Collection
  • Bilingual Songs® English/French CD
  • Discovery Fun Play House
  • Flip Flop Faces: Emotions in Motion Game (English)
  • Flip Flop Faces: Emotions in Motion Game (French)
  • Once Upon a Time Book
  • PlayTown Pet Hospital
  • PlayTown Restaurant
  • PlayTown School
  • A to Z Jr. Game
  • Friendship Island® Game
  • From Time to Time Game
  • The Jumbo Book of Space
  • Star Explorer Kit

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Toys with obvious complation criteria.

Toys with obvious complation criteria.

  • Boomerings® Links
  • Block It!
  • Caterpillar Shape Sorter
  • Geo Cubes
  • Giant Pegboard™
  • Story Stacker
  • It's a Match! Deluxe Set
  • Measure Up!® Balance
  • Motor Works
  • Playful Patterns Activity Set
  • Sounds Like Phonics™ Letter Fun Lotto
  • Sounds Like Phonics™ Short Vowel Fun
  • Tree Puzzle
  • Word Match Colors & Shapes Puzzles
  • Word Match First Words Puzzles
  • Zingo!® Tile Game
  • A to Z Jr. Game
  • Mosaic Mysteries Tile Game
  • Think-It-Through® Tiles Learning Sets
  • Tricky Fingers Game

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Toys that encourage pretend play.

Toys that encourage pretend play.

  • Animal Lullabies Book & CD
  • gLove Story Puppet
  • Measure Up!® Pots & Spoons
  • Roll & Play Game
  • Story Stacker
  • Toddler Talk Phone
  • Ahoy, Pirate Pete Book
  • Beyond the Book™ The Princess & the Dragon Collection
  • Discovery Fun Play House
  • Once Upon a Time Book
  • Playful Bath Shapes
  • PlayTown Pet Hospital
  • PlayTown Restaurant
  • PlayTown School
  • Qubits®
  • The Jumbo Book of Space
http://www.ToysDiscovery.com Infant
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(To see pictures and descriptons of products, please visit my online store at www.discoverytoyslink.com/toysdiscovery and click "Shop Products" in the top right corner).


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