If you have a kiddo like my Boy, you know that electronics break way too easily. We have busted iPads, iPods, televisions, DVD players, telephones, clocks – you name it and it has been broken. Autism can affect a child’s ability to understand that when they throw something it will break. The whole ‘be gentle’ thing is not something they can do effectively. Not because they don’t want to, but because many times a kid has sensory issues and they don’t ‘get’ that they aren’t being careful. Or maybe the Autism is interfering with their ability to fully understand cause and effect. There are many reasons, but the bottom line is that things break often around kids who suffer with Autism.
My hubby has come up with a way to overcome ONE challenge.
The busted TV
Now I purposely left the beat up wall in the picture. Why? To give you an idea of what we deal with. My boy is rough. He throws toys and bangs his head into the wall. Our house is beat up. And this setup is working wonders!! He has smashed and bashed his head and hands on the TV. He has his it with his iPod – yeah I know, Griffin cases rock 😉
This protective cover is a sheet of plexiglass with metal edging to protect the sharp edges attached to the wall with gutter screw spacers. They are a plastic tubes that enable you to screw the object tight to the wall while still being a certain space away from the wall. Worked like a charm 🙂
Can’t say enough about how well this is working for us 🙂 Let me know if you try it and how it is working for YOU!!