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What the Rating Means
An AblePlay Rating™ is designed to give you a snapshot of a toys appropriateness for children with special needs. We want to take the guess work out of making choices by providing the details that will give you confidence to find just the right toy for that special child.


The toy is exceptional for children in that disability category

The toy is very good for children in that disability category

The toy is good for children in that disability category

The toy is adequate for children in that disability category

The toy is not suitable for children in that disability category
Please understand that very few toys have received extremely high ratings in all four disability categories. This is because inherently, most toys have different areas of emphasis. For example, a child with a sensory disability such as a visual impairment may not benefit from a board game that has read-only cards. But, this toy may be a great game for a child with a cognitive disability such as learning delays.

A strong rating in one category makes it a good toy. For example, take a product that receives 2 stars in physical, two stars in sensory, four stars in communicative and one in cognitive. This may be just the choice for those buying toys for children with autism and other communicative disabilities. In this case, a high rating in one category is exactly what this consumer needs.

Now that you have a better sense of what the rating means, click to read about the AblePlay Product Review which will give you much more detailed information about a particular toy.


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