About

Heads Up! is a company designed to provide expert information and products for special needs children. Our items have been selected to accommodate various learning styles and strengths, regardless of curriculum used. These special needs products have been found to be especially helpful for children who are distractible or hyperactive.

HeadsUpNow.comOur goal is to provide materials and information for homeschooling families, occupational therapists, speech therapists, teachers, and specialists who work with children who have developmental delays, learning disabilities, or other special needs. Professionals, as well as parents and families interacting with special needs children, need materials and teaching tips that will be effective in promoting successful learning experiences while reducing frustration for children, teachers, and parents.

Special needs children such as those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) are often exceptionally creative or talented in areas not traditionally recognized in academic settings. Many such children thrive in a home school setting, yet still benefit from the use of simple special needs products that help to maximize their success.

Group settings are challenging for children who have ADD/ADHD or even those children who just learn differently than most. Adapting or modifying curriculum or the learning environment can make a big difference to special needs children. Heads Up! has selected special needs products that are frequently used by educators, occupational therapists and speech therapists to help children achieve their goals. Homeschooling parents can easily use these resources as well in their home schools.

Sensory needs may interfere with learning for some children. These needs are sometimes addressed through occupational therapy. Sensory issues can be identified in the classroom setting or at home, and some of the special needs products were chosen with sensory needs in mind. They are especially useful for children who frequently fidget or seek out ways to decrease or increase sensory input through various activities or behaviors. Many materials can also be used to further develop fine and gross motor skills.

Whether a child is primarily a visual, auditory, tactile-kinesthetic learner, or a combination of types, it is challenging to find ways for each child to experience success and appreciation for his or her unique approach to life. Home schooling, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and more can help special needs children develop academic and life skills.

All Heads Up! special needs products have been carefully selected to help special needs children, speech and occupational therapists, teachers, parents, and homeschooling families. The information and products are intended to support those who recognize and work with children in such a way that uniqueness is valued and enjoyed.

All our products can be ordered online using our secure online ordering system. Along with the industry standard SSL (secure sockets layer) protection we encrypt all orders for the most protection possible. We accept MasterCard, VISA, and American Express credit cards. You may also print out our order form if you wish to mail your payment information to us. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

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One Response to “About”

  1. Jerri Witchey October 5, 2009 at 10:53 pm Permalink

    I purchased some highlighted bookmarkers from you and my 8 yr old son seems to think they help. He told his teacher about them and I sent this teacher and the resourse teacher (who works with children and their reading) your website information. However when I went on the website I could not find a “catalog” or the links to go to to see your products. I was wondering if a teacher would want to buy in “bulk” if they would get a discount.

    My son struggles with reading, spelling, he is very active, I think he gets distracted. We had him tested for ADHD and the Dr. said if he was in a room with 40 kids with ADHD he’d be the next in line. Don’t know what exactly that means, assume it means he is close to being ADHD. Anything in particular that you could suggest?

    Also I have a daughter who has low muscle tone and when she writes the lead comes out on the paper pretty light. Wondering if you had anything to help with that. She is also musically inclined, didn’t know if you had anything to do with music.

    Thanks,
    Jerri Witchey