Here at Fun and Function we love kids with special needs as much as you do. We recognize that raising a child with special needs can consume the parents' personal resources and believe the task need not consume the parents' financial resources as well. Si
Aviva Weiss is the co-founder and CEO of Fun and Function, the award-winning company dedicated to realizing each child's fullest potential.As the CEO and Creative Director, Aviva works with a team of therapists, educators and artists and designs the company's innovative toys, games, clothing and therapy equipment to build skills and self-esteem for children of every ability.
Each design integrates high quality and play value at an affordable price.
Aviva serves on the advisory board of Salus University's Occupational Therapy Program, and mentors occupational therapy students and entrepreneurs.
For Autistic Children, Games and Pretend Play at an Early Age Can Improve I.Q., Language and Social Skills
The progress is dramatic when children have fun learning language and social skills, developing sensory awareness, and strengthening movement," says Aviva Weiss, Founder of Fun and Function and pediatric occupational therapist.
"Our passion is helping each child achieve his or her potential, using play at every stage."
Launched in 2005 by pediatric occupational therapist, Aviva Weiss and her husband, Haskel, Fun and Function LLC ( www.funandfunction.com) offers playful and therapeutic products at affordable prices.
The exclusive line features language and social skills games, dress-up and weighted accessories, scooters, a space tunnel and more, sold online and in toy stores.
Aviva Weiss was inspired to start her own company when she couldn't find kid-friendly products for her infant daughter who was diagnosed with sensory processing disorder.
She set out with a passion to design products that help kids feel good and achieve their best.
Yesterday, early childhood teachers from four schools gathered at Jewish Learning Venture for a workshop with Aviva Weiss, MS/OTR/L and Founder of Fun and Function.Aviva described the issues of Sensory Integration so that teachers would understand the differing needs of their students.
She brought many products for teachers to sample such as squeezy balls, putty, and "fidgets.
She helped teachers to validate the feelings of their children while setting realistic limits.
In her presentation, she displayed an "Action Room" including a small trampoline and a climbing wallthat would be helpful to all children.
Participants shared great feedback, including the "instructor was insightful, knowledgeable, and passionate about her field," and "I will spend more time listening to the children about their feelings.
Sessions such as these with experts in their fields help teachers to become better practitioners, which is better for our children and better for our community!
For more information, or to view the resources that Aviva shared, contact Ellen Walters.
by Aviva Weiss, founder of Fun and Function Toys, LLC
But a few preparations, says Fun and Function LLC founder Aviva Weiss, can go a long way toward ensuring a good time for everyone.
"Traveling with a special needs child - or any child, for that matter - needn't be a stressful event," Weiss says.
"In fact, it can be a great experience, offering lessons and fond memories for all.
The keys are to prepare everyone in advance, include a few fun and familiar items and activities, and above all remember that it takes time and patience to learn how to manage change."
Pediatric therapist / O.T.
Aviva Weiss is founder of Fun and Function LLC, a Merion Station, Pa.-based provider of engaging, durable and functional play and therapy products at affordable prices, including an exclusive line of scooters and portable writing kits.
This years women of influence, who were all highlighted in the October 2015 issue of Main Line Today, included: Jennifer Morgan, SAP North America president; Aviva Weiss, CEO of Fun and Function; Ellen Wills Hamilton, founder and CEO of Chemo Cozy; Mary Campbell, executive vice president of Commerce Platforms, QVC; Barbara Wadsworth, senior vice president and chief nursing officer of Main Line Health;Erin Lievens, managing partner, HeadRoom; Col.
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