For the past 10 years we have been very closely associated with the need for the right products that are available globally and required by children with special needs and learning disabilities as our son was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 1. To make such global products available easily at a reasonable affordable price to parents, teachers, special educators, etc. we (my wife and I) thought over this and eventually we decided to do something which would benefit these god gifted differently abled children to grow to their potential and live a comfortable life. Thus the idea of Help Them Shine was born. Over the last six months we have been choosing the best of products available globally and contacting manufacturers of products to earn their distributorship who in turn have been very kind and offered us the same . Our’s is a very unique business model and it is the first time such unique and helpful products are being offered under one roof and that too PAN India through our user friendly and easy to navigate website. We are starting with a bouquet of very useful products and will gradually increase our product range. The catalogues of our manufacturers are available to you on the website and should any product interest you please feel free to write to us and we will source the product for you. Our very kind partners are: (click on names to know more)
Our very kind partners are: (click on names to know more)
ARK Therapeutic Services, Inc. USA
Ark Therapeutic Services, Inc. USA John Lowsky, President Debra C. Lowsky, Vice-President Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist currently in private practice based in Columbia and Lugoff, SC. In her 25 years of experience, she has provided therapeutic services in public and private schools, daycare centers, preschool programs, home health, clinics, and long-term care facilities. She received her BS in Speech Pathology and Audiology from the College of New Jersey and her MS in Speech Pathology from Rutgers University. While treating infants and toddlers with oralmotor delays, she became frustrated with the lack of tools for use in the field of oral sensory-motor intervention. Debra’s husband John Lowsky, Jr. therefore decided to develop quality products in order to fill this specialized need. As a mechanical engineer with a BS ME from Rutgers University, John began designing and re-designing prototypes based on input from his wife and other speech pathologists plus occupational therapists. Prototypes were eventually refined into products, and together John and Debbie formed ARK Therapeutic Services, Inc., a company that designs, manufactures, and distributes speech therapy tools and other healthcare products. Today, ARK continues to expand and improve in order to better serve its customers’ needs.
Harebrain Inc. USA
Harebrain Inc, USA Here’s how it happened… My wife (Jennifer) told me about a homemade reading tool she had seen in our son’s (Austin) first grade classroom. She said that by using plumbing pipe, the teacher had constructed what looked like a small, hand-held “phone”. When we met with his teacher for conferences, she told us how her students use their “phone” during their “read aloud” time, for taking spelling tests, and checking math facts aloud. Our son said, “I like the phone, but the books are really big and, when I want to turn the page or raise my hand to ask a question, I have to put my phone down.” As any good parent would do, we jumped in to address our son’s complaint. So, after tearing apart an old headset, I took the headband to Home Depot and worked with someone there to build the plumbing-pipe version of this “phone”. Then we added the headband by binding the “phone” and headband together with a hose clamp and….the hands-free WhisperPhone concept was born! Jeff Waffensmith led the design team for WhisperPhone…way to go Jeff! Among many large companies, Jeff had recently worked with Plantronics, a leading headphone manufacturer. As such, we had a “head” start on the design and engineering of WhisperPhone. After several months of meetings, test fittings, and laughs with teachers and kids, we launched WhisperPhone! We recently created a larger WhisperPhone to also help older students and adults with learning to read, spell, learning a new language, finding their singing voice, and more…we hope you enjoy our site and the WhisperPhone as much as we enjoyed making it a reality! – Steve Swain & Jeff Waffensmith
Omnicor, Inc. USA
Omnicor, Inc. USA (Wikki Stix) Who are we? Well, our corporate name is Omnicor Inc. but we are far better known simply as… the Wikki Stix Company. We are a small, friendly and helpful company with the wonderful task of producing a unique and amazing product to delight, inspire and entertain children, while bringing peace, quiet and joy to parents and grandparents! And, we have been doing this, now, for nearly twenty years! We are the patent holder and sole manufacturer worldwide of Wikki Stix One-of-a-Kind Creatables, which are wholly made in the USA! We are proud of the fact that Wikki Stix have won several Parents’ Choice Awards, as well as the iparentingmedia award and awards from Dr. Toy. We have also won the top two toy awards in the United Kingdom. Not only are Wikki Stix a wonderful creative activity toy… they are also a “Really Cool Tool for Teaching School.” So, if you’re a teacher, you may have seen us at your national conference, as we are there every year with new and innovative ways Wikki Stix can be helpful in your classroom. Our products are found primarily in upscale specialty toy stores and educational supply stores, as well as some craft and hobby stores, and we have distributors on five continents.
The Pencil Grip Inc., USA
The Pencil Grip Inc., USA The Pencil Grip Inc. began selling one item, The Pencil Grip, in 1992. Against long odds, we have blended the right combination of hard work, honesty, customer service and a little bit of luck to get to where we are today. For this we thank the thousands of stores and millions of customers who have purchased our products. Without you we would not exist. We owe those who have believed in our quality, innovative products a debt of gratitude. Invented by Dr. Lois Provda, a prominent educational therapist, The Pencil Grip is the cornerstone for everything you see today. President & Vice President, Asher & Alex Provda, took over the reigns of the company from their father, Paul Provda in 1994. His vision and foresight are another tremendous factor in the success we enjoy. In the past few years, The Pencil Grip, Inc. has expanded its offering to include hundreds of products which are continuing to set a standard of excellence in each industry we work in. The Pencil Grip, Inc. has gained name recognition and trust in the education, toy, and therapy industries and more. The common themes that tie our products together are simple – they are designed to stimulate the mind, foster creativity and are the best available. We hope you enjoy using them as much as we enjoy making them.
Speech Pathology Associates, LLC. USA
Speech Pathology Associates, LLC. USA (Chewy Tubes) Chewy Tubes® are an innovative oral motor device designed to provide a resilient, non-food, chewable surface for practicing biting and chewing skills for children and adults. Intended for individual use, Chewy Tubes® are non-toxic, latex free and lead free. In addition they do not contain PVC or phthalates. Chewy Tubes® colors are FDA approved.
Writing C.L.A.W. Inc. USA
Writing C.L.A.W. Inc. USA Writing C.L.A.W. Inc. is proud to offer the finest writing tool available. We believe, having used this item with our own family, that your family will also find how incredible the C.L.A.W. really is. We would love to hear your stories, and personal triumphs, after using the C.L.A.W. Simply email your information to us, and we will post it under our testimonials, keeping your personal information confidential, while allowing others to share in the joy of writing
SpaceKraft Ltd, UK SpaceKraft develop and manufacture a full range of sensory products that provide genuine solutions for carers and teachers who face the difficult challenges of special needs people. Drawing on the expertise of professionals working in the field, SpaceKraft has created an unrivalled range of sensory products that come with a built-in seal of approval from people like yourself, who have real experience of the demands made on sensory products in a Multi-Sensory Environment.
The Hygenic Corporation, USA
The Hygenic Corporation, USA Hygenic also manufactures Thera-Band® Products, an innovative line of resistive exercise and therapy products. For over three decades, Thera-Band® Products have been producing results for therapists and professional sports trainers as tools for conditioning, rehabilitation and strength-building. Now they’re available for home use, including sports-specific kits developed by professional athletic trainers. While you’re online, take a moment to learn more about the many benefits of low-impact resistance training at www.thera-band.com.
For You, Inc ( Duraband)
It is the aim and mission of For You, Inc. to enhance the global development of the rehabilitation and fitness market by creating and manufacturing new and innovative products that are more effective, easier to use, and that deliver advanced patient/user benefits for persons of all ages; with particular product emphasis for the medical community with the purpose of delivering improved clinical outcomes while providing a more cost effective delivery model; with the ultimate goal to benefit the quality of life of the patient/user, as well as through For You, Inc.’s commitment to donate 10% of all company profits to charity.