Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 29, 2006
LOS ANGELES – When Alycia and Ed Shapiro’s son Josh was diagnosed with a severe speech disorder and related sensory issues they entered a whole new world of early intervention. Speech therapy, play therapy, and occupational therapy all used toys as tools to help their child and others like him succeed. Through their research and dedication to providing educational experiences through active play, SensoryEdge was born. The site has affordable, educational, and school-based resources for parents, doctors, and schools while being easily accessible to everyone.
SensoryEdge appeals to educators, therapists, caregivers, doctors and schools – anyone interested in helping children reach their potential with educational and fun learning products.
"The most enlightening facet we've found is that while having fun children improve important skills like visual tracking, hand-eye coordination, and bi-lateral coordination," said Alycia Shapiro, co-founder and Vice President of SensoryEdge. "We expected our products to appeal to people involved in the special needs market, as well as pediatric offices and educational facilities, but what really surprised me was the overwhelming interest from parents of typical children," said Shapiro. "These parents were so excited to find products that didn’t do the thinking for their child but instead actively engaged their imaginations and gave them skills to last a lifetime."
Many preschools, daycare facilities, elementary schools and special education schools profess that the toys available on SensoryEdge are great for promoting hand-eye coordination, finger strength and dexterity, dressing skills, balance, posture and cooperative play. In addition, the furniture that helped promote task organization, stability, correct posture, and those that provided sensory input like stability balls were long sought after but many people just did not know where to get these valuable resources.
SensoryEdge specializes in educational and sensory-based products, as well as toys and furniture, for toddlers to tweens, with high quality items from manufacturers like KidKraft, Guidecraft, Anatex and Melissa & Doug. An assortment of products such as activity tables, easels, puppet theaters, therapy balls, soft play, waiting room toys, dollhouses, playhouses and kids furniture can all be found with a few clicks of a mouse.
Please visit http://www.sensoryedge.com for a complete list of our products.
About SensoryEdge: SensoryEdge.com is a division of KYJO Corp., with a mission to provide quality products and to be a source of information for parents, educators, therapists, doctors and advocates.
Contact Information: To interview or speak to Alycia Shapiro, contact her at 1 800 734 8019.
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