"Which is important to him, that no one treats him different."
Victoria has been using it everyday at school. She says its easy to use, and no one can see it. The teacher said it is really helping her calm down.
Jesse has been using it everywhere. He loves it. He said no one can see it in his hand. So he doesn't feel like people know something is wrong with him. Which is important to him, that no one treats him different.
Thanks so much for donating them, we really appreciate it. Do you have a place I can leave a review?
"shipped to me in France, and I just love the THINKLINK"
Just got the order, shipped to me in France, and I just love the THINKLINK. I have multiple sclerosis and as you know it's an illness with of course lot's of pain and countless hours in the hospital. I take it everywhere I go and it makes the subject of numbers of discussion. I really love the product and hope to see new things in the future.
"It has been about two weeks and I have never seen him focus like he does now..."
I just wanted to let you know about a success story... or two...
One of my 6th graders comes to class everyday after lunch/recess and I am constantly having to redirect him because he is so distracted. He was on ADD meds, but he was taken off due to side effects. The first time I let him play with the Think Link, he wanted to trade me his treasured silly putty for it. I laughed and told him that he could keep it (and he could keep his silly putty), but not to let everyone know since I didn't have enough to give out to everyone. It has been about two weeks and I have never seen him focus like he does now... He keeps the Think Link with him all of the time now and uses it without distracting any other kids. In every class, the teachers have seen improvement in his ability to focus. This has led to his grades improving.
Another story is about me... I am a teacher on ADD meds. I used this on a recent trip out of the country with a group of kids. It was amazing! Sometimes leading a group of middle school kids around London can be a little stressful. I had this in my hand and was able to focus on the signs, the kids, the traffic, the tube, etc... without stress. Amazing! I also learned that it works better in colder conditions than warmer conditions :)
All of this to say THANK YOU for creating this! Please know that they work!
"Something to fidget with that does not "go airborne" in the classroom"
As an upper middle school special education teacher, I find these fidgets to be great! I've put in two orders now. They are great for the older middle school student to have something to fidget with that does not "go airborne" in the classroom. The price is great so I can order lots. I did share this with my 8th grade team and they are planning on ordering a set for their classrooms.
"I am on a mission to help him find things that allow him to fit in, while still being who he is."
I wanted to tell you how much we love the design on your think link. My son has Asperger among other conditions and uses fidget toys whenever possible. Usually they are items from the Dollar Tree store, but we hope to get up a collection of spinners and fidgets this summer. He's going to hold a craft sale to make money to fill a box with fidgets to help with school next year. Your design has really attracted his attention. Do you mind if we share your listing with other members in our Autism support group and group therapists?...
I know that if my little guy is enamored with it, then maybe other boys will be, too. Then it won't be some weird toy he's carrying, rather it will be something cool that will help him be a little more "typical". It is so hard to find good quality items that don't look like they come from the corner drugstore or baby store. I am on a mission to help him find things that allow him to fit in, while still being who he is. He found your items and I was excited by his enthusiasm. I will definitely let everyone know about your direct site. Your story has inspired us. I know it will inspire others as well.
Thanks so much!
Melissa & Brody
"It took me a while to get used to, but I love it."
This was my first actual fidget toy and it took a bit to get used to, but I love it. Have been showing it to all my friends/family. Some "get" it while others don't. Just went to a networking event last night and a good friend of mine was playing with it and he ended up playing with it the entire night. He actually took it home with him! I laughed and told him that he could keep it and I would just be buying a few more. Just placed an order for 4 more, one to keep in my car, one to keep on my key-chain, and 2 to give away (: