It’s time for another installment of Special Needs on a Budget. Today, I’m talking therapy needs.
Special needs therapy items can get expensive, depending on what you need.
Sometimes, your therapist will supply everything you need, but if they don’t, you can get some of those needs on a budget just by shopping around.
- My son’s therapist uses bubbles to practice correct mouth movements. So that our spectacular therapist doesn’t have to come out of pocket so much, I bought a giant container of bubbles when they went on sale at Target. I just refill the bottle when they’re done so that she can take some to the next kid.
- Shaving cream is also used, so I’ll be on the look out for cheap shaving cream at either CVS or Walgreens. I had stopped buying it because we had an obscene amount.
- Hard candies were requested, but since we’re going dye free, I’ll have to make a special purchase. From now on, though, I’ll be keeping an eye on the sales at Amazon.com
- Weighted blankets for sensory issues can be modified at home, saving at least half. I priced a toddler one at $30, and ranging up to $65! A bag of beans is less than $1, and sewing 4 pockets in each corner, then one in the middle isn’t rocket science. If a domestic disaster like me can do it, anyone can. If you get more ambitious, you can purchase poly pellets instead. I’m thinking rice would work, also. And smell great if you put it into the dryer for 5 min before bedtime.
So there’s my ideas for this week, based on the 3 different appointments that my 2 year old had this week.