Buddy’s high contrast colors are extra appealing to all with low vision or autism. The stimulating textures encourage tactile exploration – cool cotton, soft velour, rubbery, raised dots, and secret patch of rough fabric on Buddy’s back. Buddy’s reversible vest crinkles with a crackling sound and can be removed for children with auditory hyper-sensitivity. When a child pulls his tail, Buddy vibrates with a soothing hum. Buddy encourages social engagement, provides visual, tactile, auditory, and oral stimulation, and develops eye-hand coordination, fine motor, cognitive, language, tactile, and visual discrimination, memory and recall skills.