Glow in the Dark: More than Cool

Amazon ImageGlow in the dark stuff is cool. Posters lit with black lights were one of my favorite things as a kid . What I didn’t realize at that time was how bad my vision was and part of the reason i liked black light and glow sticks so much was that it was so much easier to see that anything I looked at during the day.  For people with ADHD, visual tracking problems, stroke,  traumatic brain injury (TBI) or problems with focus in general, glow in the dark or L.E.D. ‘toys’ may help to bring back focus in their lives, by literally bringing back focus to their eyes.  Amazon Image

Glow in the dark is also helpful for people with peripheral neuropathy because when a person lacks sensation visual feedback can help with body awareness. Shoelaces, gloves, rings, bracelets, ankle bracelets, cups designed to hold glow-sticks can help a person practice motions becoming aware of how knee position or elbow position determines where feet and fingers lie.

Anxiety, stress disorders, people who feel they have no or little control over their lives can find relaxation and intrigue by playing with lights that they can control. Poi are easy to manipulate for simple movements and ‘mistakes’ are pretty. It is an easy distraction helpful for people with OCD and for those trying to quit smoking cigarettes poi provides and alternative activity when you just have to go outside and do something different.

Amazon ImageBesides being fun for a rave, radiant  mohawks can be used to increase awareness of head and neck positioning, Fun make-up made for teenagers can be used by adults rehabbing at home. Poi are fun things you swing around, the easiest moves look cool and help improve balance and coordination.

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The following is a lil video from YouTube of someone enjoying their Pod Poi

 

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