Toys

Toys

Our therapeutic toy collection contains toys that encourage cognitive, motor, visual, auditory, and social development including adapted toys that are specially designed for youth with special needs. Some adapted toys include or require the use of a special switch that allows children with fine motor impairments to manipulate the toys with a slight touch. These optional switches are also available for checkout.

 
Discovery Skills Kits

Discovery Skills Kits

Still the same kits, but with a new look! Check out the new, sturdy backpacks with contents label attached. Take a look at our picture binder on the DS Kit shelves to see what’s inside each kit. These all-in-one skills kits in a backpack contain 4-8 books, small toys, games and manipulatives pertaining to a concept or life skill. Multisensory reinforcement, especially great for visual and tactile learners.

 
Speech Therapy Cards

Speech Therapy Cards

This special collection of photo and illustrated cards is useful for working with children with cognitive disabilities and speech impairments.

 
Story Boxes

Story Boxes

These special boxes contain a story and manipulatives mentioned in the story for kids to touch / feel while listening. These are especially helpful for kids with visual impairments and kids with speech impairments. The manipulatives give meaning to the words in the story, which supports comprehension and allows children to experience the story hands-on.

 
Books

Books

Fiction – From picture books to chapter books, we offer stories about children with a variety of special needs for siblings and peers as well as books for children with special needs.

Non-Fiction – This collection of resource books covers topics such as autism, down syndrome, learning disabilities, inclusion, IEPs (Individual Education Plans) and much more.

 
Magazines

Magazines

Magazines covering current special needs topics are available for check-out.

 
Signed Story Kits

Signed Story Kits

These kits contain picture books and a DVD of the story signed in American Sign Language.

 
Interactive Books

Interactive Books

These books allow the reader to build simple sentences by attaching picture cards to the open squares on each sentence page. Improves reading skills, speech development, fine motor coordination and other skills.

 
Braille Books

Braille Books

Check out our Braille books collection for youth of all ages, including tactile-illustrated Braille books. We are replacing English Braille American Edition (EBAE) books with the recently implemented Unified English Braille (UEB) books as they are published, beginning with the uncontracted UEB Braille books for beginning Braille readers.

 
Large Print Books

Large Print Books

For those kids who have difficulty reading smaller print, we offer popular chapter books in larger print for kids in grades 2 – 8. This collection is currently located at the end of Youth Fiction.

 
Hi-Lo Books

Hi-Lo Books

The content and appearance of these books are of high interest for older readers who read at a lower grade level. This collection is currently located at the end of Youth Fiction.

 
DVDs

DVDs

Our collection of DVDs includes sign language instruction and signed stories on DVD, as well as DVDs covering other special needs topics and therapeutic activities such as social skills and exercises.

 
Music / Activity CDs

Music / Activity CDs

These CDs include activities and music geared toward kids with special needs.

 
CD ROMs

CD ROMs

These computer games and image programs are designed specifically for kids that have difficulty with speech and language skills.