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What is one of the first things you think about when someone says Halloween?

Most times it is pumpkins and candy.  Followed by the phrase ” trick or treat”

The thing is that small phrase is actually quite important to the holiday.  It is what is expected to be said by all candy hunters and quite frankly there are a number of candy givers who will seriously not give up the treats until those words are said.

But what if your child cannot say those words?  What if your child cannot talk at all? or what if your child has such intense sensory issues that even simply wearing their costume is taking all they have that day?

I have to say that all that really fits how things were for Elizabeth in her early years.  Her special needs of Dyspraxia and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) were really affecting her life at this point.  She was non-verbal until five years old and even after that, there words were slow in coming.

So what do you do? Read the rest of this entry »

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When I was little, I used to absolutely love the video on Sesame Street when they dropped an orange ball down a tube and you watched it hit something that made something else move and so on until the ball went into a silver container,and it was ground up into powder ( never did figure out why that happened!).

I loved the cause and effect of that kind of thing.  Michael is the same way.  He watched videos that show the same kind of cause and effect.  He even attempted to do something like this with some tubes and ramps.

I think because I enjoy watching these actions so much is why I really like the tactile toy set called Read the rest of this entry »

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