Products That Help Special Needs Kids Handle Tech Items Safely

Last updated on September 9th, 2013 at 09:19 pm

Big Grips FramesThe good news is that there has been an increase in non-verbal kids finally finding their voices through IPads and other technology as communication devises. All kids, special needs and typical, seem to love using tablets, phones and other media devices. But let’s face it, kids are tough on stuff. Special needs kids – whose challenges may include fine motor skills, balance issues, meltdowns and many other issues – can easily break delicate (and expensive!) items. That’s where items like Big Grips Frames come in to save the day – or at least the screen.

Made of thick, squishy foam, Big Grips Frames come in sizes for IPad, IPad mini and IPod Touch. Big Grips also makes stands so the devices can be propped up, as well as over sized cross-body cases for devices already encased in the protective frames. The foam is lightweight, non-toxic, BPA free, lead free, latex free, Phthalate free, PVC free, resists oils and germs and has many more health and safety features. Colors include blue, black, gray, green, purple, pink, red and orange. Big Grips items are available on Amazon. The company offers educator discounts on their corporate website.

KaysCase KidBox is another line of fun, foam frames that help protect IPads and other devices. These products have a handle to make carrying easier. The handle folds back to act as a stand. The cases and handles are made of non-toxic EVA foam in fun colors like Bluey, Limee, Mr Black and Orange.

Another benefit of these items is that colorful cases can help make going back to school seem more cheerful and fun. Also, kids who crave sensory input or need fidget items will enjoy squeezing the frames even when they are not using the devices.

About the Author

Rosie Reeves is a writer and mother of three; including one with special needs. She works side-by-side with her daughter’s therapists, teachers and doctors. Rosie has also served as the Los Angeles Special Needs Kids Examiner. She can be reached at rosie327@aol.com.Rosie is a member of the PedSafe Expert team

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3 Responses to “Products That Help Special Needs Kids Handle Tech Items Safely”

  1. I’d actually think this would be good for ALL children. not just special needs. My son is five and he destroys everything, this would be great for him!

  2. Rosie ReevesRosie says:

    I totally agree! And not just kids – you should see the screen on my phone!!

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