CleverstiX are approved by leading Paediatric Occupational Therapists (OTs) and are especially recommended for children with Dyspraxia/DCD and some forms of Autism/ASD.
CleverstiX are endorsed by the National Handwriting Association. They help to develop the hand writing grip, advance fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination. Available in 3 popular designs – Kung Fu Panda, Hello Kitty and Science Museum Robot.
Many Dyspraxic children prefer to use their fingers to eat and with dedicated rings CleverstiX simply act as an extension of them – therefore kids find them incredibly comfortable to use – our Dyspraxic testers really enjoyed using them and found them to be very effective. Testers’ parents remarked that they were amazed how easy they were for their children to use and how much of an improvement it made to their pencil grip after use.
Less mess! Intense fine motor strength development means a reduction in dropped food!
The special ergonomic ‘No Spring-Back’ design of the award-winning CleverstiX demands control of opening and closing, acutely developing concentration and fine motor skills to assist handwriting, hand/eye co-ordination and dexterity – including subsequent use of other cutlery (fork, spoon, etc).
The toy-like nature of CleverstiX helps little-ones associate eating with the enjoyment of playtime.
Paediatric Occupational Therapy experts ‘OT for Kids’ have also provided CleverstiX approval.
The National Hand Writing Association Article is below for your reference:
CleverstiX make mealtimes fun for young children and help them develop hand-eye co-ordination, improve concentration, develop dexterity, fine motor skills for handwriting and encourage eating skills through their special ergonomic pincer design. This unique design requires the child to apply movement for both closing and opening their grip. As CleverstiX are intended to be used for mealtimes the children receive substantially more input than they would through using resources for grip and pincer movement less frequently in school group activities.
CleverstiX have been endorsed by the Science Museum and are welcomed by a wide range of OT’s (Occupational Therapists), parents and specialists who work with children with co-ordination difficulties. They have also been well reported for use with autistic children. Most importantly they are easily used by children who find them great fun.
The children who tested the CleverstiX really loved them and rated them as ‘totally ace’. One girl also used them to pick up bits of sponge to dip into paint to stencil a tepee she was making and her brother managed to use his with his Ninja Lego! During mealtimes, not only could they pick up a large variety of foods but they ate more than usual. This was particularly important for one child who normally eats very little and her growth has been affected by medication for a condition which has made it difficult for her to use her fingers as well as her peers. Picking food up with her fingers irritates her skin and she has struggled to develop the co-ordination necessary to cut her food independently. The CleverstiX have given her the independence with eating that she currently needs. Her consultant at GOSH (Great Ormond Street Hospital) has been pleased with this progress and was delighted to see the product.
The author also mentioned the following:
“I have been amazed by just how much pasta a 4 year old who normally shuns food can eat with your CleverstiX!”