The developmental benefits of CleverstiX have received it’s latest professional endorsement following an extensive assessment by Skybound Autism Therapies.
Based in Haverfordwest, Wales, the Skybound Therapy Centre is a specialist establishment run by a professional team who’s collective expertise covers Behaviour Analysis, Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy. In addition to being based in the purpose built establishment, the Skybound team have extensive experience serving the community, also delivering treatments at homes and schools in the local area.
The evaluation of CleverstiX was written by Skybound Occupational Therapist, Joanne Harries (BSc HONS OT, HCPC, SI Network). Consistent with the recent findings by the National Handwriting Association (NHA) charity, Joanne confirmed that CleverstiX are a valuable instrument for children with Special Needs, summarising that the Child Development Cutlery is “a perfect addition to any toolbox when focusing on fine motor skills particularly handwriting skills“. Joanne’s SEN approval of CleverstiX extends to children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
The full review maybe read below:
CleverstiX is advertised as a developmental tool for use with children whilst eating.
- Easy to use with general population.
- Colourful and appealing tool for young children.
- Variety of designs available for both boys and girls.
- Can be used by professionals.
Can be difficult to place fingers correctly for children of a lower cognitive ability experiencing fine motor difficulties but once in place has dramatic improvements in fine motor control, finger dexterity, flexibility and strength.
CleverstiX focuses on helping a child to develop a variety of skills including fine motor and handwriting grip in a fun and innovative way. CleverstiX is a child’s tool resembling chopsticks but with an added rubber support to help keep the child’s fingers correctly positioned in order to teach the correct motor plan. With this added element, CleverstiX becomes a fantastic tool to help develop and promote fine motor skills for children with Autism without the need for constant physical support.
CleverstiX is brilliant for developing motor planning skills for children with Dyspraxia and can be incorporated within fun and exciting activities for fine motor skill development and improvement of pencil grasp.
After trialling this product with both clients with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) I highly recommend this as a perfect addition to any toolbox when focusing on fine motor skills particularly handwriting skills.
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