Therapist Thursday….HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

Safety on Halloween is always discussed this time of year.  What about safety for those kids who might be a little scared of strangers, those children that have sensory overload wearing a costume, or those sweet little ones who just don’t understand the concept of Halloween?  We found this poem below and found it perfect for all children!

Happy Trick or Treating!

IMG_1507“In a few hours, a lot of creatures will visit your door. Be open minded. The child who is grabbing more than one piece of candy might have poor fine motor skills. The child who takes forever to pick out one piece of candy might have motor planning issues. The child who does not say “trick or treat” or “thank you” might be painfully shy, non-verbal, or selectively mute. If you cannot understand their words, they may struggle with developmental apraxia of speech. They are thankful in their hearts and minds. The child who looks disappointed when he sees your bowl might have a life-threatening allergy. The child who isn’t wearing a costume at all might have SPD or autism. Be kind, be patient, smile, pretend you understand. It’s everyone’s Halloween. Make a parent feel good by making a big deal of their special child.”

We reposted the above quote from:

http://www.childrensoutreachproject.org/current-parents/newsletter/177-happy-halloween.html

 

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