The manimo is a sensory tool for children with or without learning disabilities that was born in Quebec in 2002. They have since enjoyed tremendous success with health professionals (occupational therapists, psychoeducator), specialized educators, parents and teachers across the country.
Children are exposed to multiple stimuli and experience different situations in a single day. Some manage these events well, but for others it takes more effort. And for those who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or ADD / ADHD, these situations are very difficult.
Playful, the manimo accompanies children as much in anxiety situations as in their moments of relaxation. The heaviness of the animal soothes, comforts and allows the child to better feel his body in space. Using a manimo provides the same feeling of deep touch that we experience during a massage; this type of stimulation has a calming effect on the nervous system. This results in greater concentration and regulation of behavior and emotions.
Very easy to maintain, you can put the manimo on the shoulders, hips, thighs and belly. Its shape is conducive to many uses and fills a variety of needs. Whether for attention in class, lightening the homework period or in transition in the routine of the dodo, the manimo will accompany the child all day long. Together, they will live victories on a daily basis.
4 models of manimo are offered and come in different colors. The weight varies from 1 kg to 2.5 kg to meet the needs of children 3 years and older. One use per 15-20 minute period is recommended because of the weight of the animal. By using the manimo over a longer period, the body will get used to the sensation, which will diminish the long-term beneficial effects.
Companions with multiple benefits, the manimo participate in the realization of the full potential and the development of the imagination, and they are always leaving to receive a big hug.