Tips to Make Halloween Fun for Children with Special Needs

Tips to Make Halloween Fun for Children with Special Needs

Oct. 31st, Halloween, some even call out to friends, “Happy Halloween!”  In my memory book,  as a special needs mom and as an elementary teacher for children with special needs, Halloween is anything but a happy occasion. How can parents and teachers make Halloween fun for children with special needs?  For many of our children and students with special needs, most holidays are difficult and Halloween is one of the scariest! Halloween could be tolerated if it was only a one day event but if you listen to your kids/students, the buzz about Halloween can be heard as soon as the October calendar page in opened.

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Two Books on Behavior Solutions IN and BEYOND the Inclusive Classroom

Two Books on Behavior Solutions IN and BEYOND the Inclusive Classroom

Parents and teachers should know about two great books on behaviors solutions by Beth Aune, OTR/L, Beth Burt and Peter Gennaro. The first published was Behavior Solutions for the Inclusive Classroom: A Handy Reference Guide that Explains Behaviors Associated with Autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and other Special Needs. However as all who work in the school system know that challenging or different behaviors do not only happen in the classroom but in all areas of the school, the authors wrote a second book, a great companion for their first one, More Behavior Solutions In and Beyond the Inclusive Classroom.

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