As some of you may know, April is National Autism Awareness Month. It’s a chance to raise concern and share knowledge about the daily challenges within the autism community. Today, I’d like to show you a set of learning aids Photo by Walgreens features that are geared toward giving children with autism and other disabilities a chance to learn in a very interactive and fun way.
They’re called Goosie Cards.
Goosie Cards are customized flashcards adorned with up to five lines of text and a photo of your choice. They’re large, laminated to survive wear and tear and the text and pictures are extra bright in order to aid in your child’s learning. Parents and teachers using them as educational tools can teach a child with special needs to communicate and associate visually. Younger children will also benefit from learning with personalized pictures and cards they can relate to.
Specifically, they can help your child learn and become more comfortable with:
- Bridging the connection between language and objects
- Emotional memory joggers
- Sequence events
- Moods, thoughts, and emotions
Goosie Cards have also been tested and certified as “Exceptional” for autism and special needs therapy by AblePlay™ evaluators. You can create your own Goosie Cards here.
-Marina, designer at Walgreens