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Stroke Smart Magazine

September/October 2008

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6 Kid-Friendly Products

by Valerie Siebert-Thomas

Keeping Pace Shoes
These fashionable and durable shoes are designed to fit over a brace/AFO and can be laced  with one hand. The soles are made with a wide tread design, increasing the direct surface contact and promoting stability. Keeping Pace shoes come in different colors and styles, for children and adults.
Price: $62.00
Phone: (888) 526-0020
Website: http://www.keepingpace.com/

Brainiac Starter Kits
Want to spread the word about stroke awareness and prevention? Then check out National Stroke Association’s Brainiac Starter Kit, which you can use to teach your friends, family and community about stroke. This exciting program was designed to be used by children of all ages. Kits include teddy bears, squishy brains, lanyards, brain pencils and brain erasers. Small kits include materials for five kids; large kits include materials for 10.
Price: $26.00 (Small), $48.00 (Large)
Phone: (800) 787-6537
Website: www.stroke.org/kids

All-Turn-It® Spinner
The All-Turn-It® Spinner is a tool designed to help children with physical disabilities perform dice throws for popular games. The spinner features a built-in control switch. A dice overlay set is included to enable users to spin a roll of the dice in games requiring dice throws.
Price: $93.00
Phone: (800) 322 - 0956
Website: http://www.abledata.com/

FAST Squishy Brains
Next time you need some extra brain power, try using this stress ball shaped like a brain. National Stroke Association’s FAST Squishy Brains can help you squeeze frustrations away, build strength, and learn about stroke symptoms. The F.A.S.T. message serves as an important reminder that when you see problems with the Face, Arm, or Speech it’s Time to call 911.
Price: $4.30
Phone: (800) 787-6537
Website: www.stroke.org/shop

Childhood Stroke T-Shirts
These shirts are great conversation starters for anyone whose life has been touched by childhood stroke. Wear a “Raising Awareness for Childhood Stroke” shirt to raise awareness, spread the word, show your support, or connect with others touched by childhood stroke. The t-shirts can be ordered in sizes 2T to 3XL and in many different colors. Kids can get  “Survivor” printed on the back of their shirts. Prices vary depending on shirt size.
Price: $7.00-10.00
Phone: (314) 541-0603
Website: http://www.brendonssmile.org/

Alvin Reflex Table
The Alvin Reflex Table is designed for children in wheelchairs. The top is constructed of  scratch-resistant Melamine® and has a raised,  black edge that prevents items from falling off. Easy-grip knobs adjust the legs to a height of 29 to 44 inches. This table folds flat for easy storage. Light assembly is required.
Price: $93.00
Phone: (800) 723-2787
Website: http://www.dickblick.com/

The product descriptions included in Gear & Gadgets are for informational purposes only. A product’s inclusion in StrokeSmart™ does not imply endorsement by National Stroke Association nor does it  guarantee the reliability or safety of the products listed.


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