Shoe Squeakers, Pair
This pair of Gaitspots
is excellent for all toe walkers. This aide will assist toe walking to actually
heel strike and toe off. Provide Auditory
Feedback To Kicking, Heel Strike And Toe Off
Ideal for both
special needs and able-bodied populations, Gaitspots come with 2 squeakers that
wrap snugly over the shoe with a hook and loop closure, and squeak when in
contact with the floor or a ball.
Gaitspots are ideal
for reinforcing gait training skills, specifically heel strike.
Place the squeaker on
the toe of the shoe and auditory feedback is sounded at toe off.
Gaitspots can also be
used for kick training and provide great auditory feedback.
Therapists love them,
and kids get a real “kick” out of them. Heel Spots, Toe Spots, movement, gait,
Toe Walking One size fits most children’s shoes.
Squeak your way to
proper stepping with GaitSpots! Just strap a pair on the child's shoes and
listen for the squeak when they put weight over the sweet spot!
those children with increased tone and/or children with sensory processing
disorders who toe walk, or wonderful for a motor planning activity for push off
tiptoe walking. The GaitSpot features 1 squeaker, 1 heel/toe loop, and
adjustable hook and loop strap that adjusts to fit most shoes from toddler size
4 through youth size 4.
Gaitspots can be used
on bare feet or over a pair of shoes, depending on the child's size. For
heelstrike, slip the elastic loop over the top of the foot, and then adjust so
that the squeaker fits squarely over the bottom heel. Pull the hook and loop
strap snugly to close. For push off, reverse the squeaker so that it is over
the ball (base of the toes) of the foot.
Here are some great ideas for using your Gaitspots:
- For toe-walkers:
place the Gaitspots in the heelstrike position for auditory feedback when dorsi
flexing the ankle.
- To encourage push
off: place the Gaitspots in the push off position to promote plantarflexion
with tiptoe walking.
- Use Gaitspots for
auditory feedback when jumping with two feet, or use a single Gaitspot for
- Be creative with
your Gaitspot trainings. Have the child step from target to target by using
tape, chalk, or dry erase markers to designate stepping areas.
- Work on motor
planning by using the auditory feedback from the squeaker to promote auditory sequencing and timing.
- Place one Gaitspot in the heelstrike position on one
foot, and place the other on the opposite foot in the push off position. Have
the child work on a motor planning sequence such as heel-toe, heel-toe
(alternating feet so that they hear the squeaker from the corresponding
Gaitspot). You can continue to increase the complexity of the sequencing such
as heel-heel, toe-toe, or heel-heel-toe-heel-toe, etc.
- Practice animal
walks using Gaitspots. Use the heelstrike position to promote the heel up
walking. These can be the "heavy" animals like horses. Use the push
off position for tiptoe walking. These can be the "light" animals
NOTE: If your child weighs more than 30 - 40 pounds we highly suggest purchasing:
The ArmWeight™ is ideal for providing proprioceptive input (weight
/ compression), for individuals who experience diminished
feedback, and can also be used for strengthening
exercises. It can
help increase kinesthetic awareness during fine motor or
activities. The ArmWeight™ is also helpful for individuals
experience tremoring during fine motor tasks. This unique
distributes the weight evenly around the full length of
forearm, which allows for maximum flexibility and
The ArmWeight™ is a tubular sleeve; constructed of
free stretch cotton Lycra, lead free steel shot, and is
stitched for added strength. Hand washing and air-drying
recommended. It is only available in black, and is sold
determined by the circumference of the fullest part of the
||5.0 - 6.5"
||6.5 - 8.0"
||8.0 - 9.5"
||9.5 - 11.5"
||11.5 - 14.0"
To purchase click here: http://www.sensorycraver.com/arm-weight-large-p-1300.html