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sensory toys

hi, my name is mark. i have a daughter named charli mai whom has down syndrome. i am also a support worker for adults with learning difficulties and challenging behaviors. i have been searching high and low for a sensory toy that can be fixed on the wall in the shape of a big button and if you hit the button it plays nursery rhymes. any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • ScopeHelplineScopeHelpline Member Posts: 209 Courageous
    Hi Charlimaisdad,

    I thought we would collate all the answers you got from the other forum posts made to our community advisors here so you could see them in one place:

    Our Behavioural Support Practitioner said:
    “Hi Mark, I'm afraid I haven't come across something like that!

    I have used different types of switches (e.g. the Blue2 Bluetooth switch which provides switch access to Apple devices) but I guess you need something less pricey to play nursery rhymes!

    There is a Rhymes CD player by Fisher Price which you may be able to fix on the wall? I'm wondering if it's also worth posting in the "equipment and technology" forum as some other parents might be able to help!”

    Our Adaptive technology & computer adviser said:
    “Hi Mark, I've been having a look for something like you describe. I haven't found exactly what you are looking for but have a couple of links for you to check out http://www.inclusive.co.uk/little-listener-p6303 I'm not sure if this can be adapted with a switch. Also I just came across this http://www.inclusive.co.uk/doozy-p5695 - let me know what you think. Good luck!”

    Our Occupational Therapist (Adults) adviser said:
    “Hi Mark, what about a Bigmack http://www.inclusive.co.uk/ablenet-bigmack-p2039 ? Quite expensive cheap though - but you'll be able to use it for different purposes as gets older.”

    I hope they gave you some ideas, please let us know if you found anything!

    Scope Helpline
  • welshmumwelshmum Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Its not a big button but I find these recordable buttons fabulous! https://www.sensorytoysuk.co.uk/recordable-answer-buttonsbuzzers-767-p.asp
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @welshmum and thank you for your support here. Is there anything we can do to help you?
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