On Halloween, children of all abilities go trick or treating.
The child who comes to your door but avoids eye contact may have difficulty looking at faces (complexity).
The child who is upset in a crowd may have difficulty with complex sensory environments and sensory integration.
The child who takes f o r e v e r to pick out a single piece of candy may have difficulty with overwhelming complexity.
The child who wears the same costume three years in a row may have difficulty with novelty.
The child who excitedly tells everybody “Happy Halloween!” beginning loooong before October 31st, may be practicing his script. Continue reading ““Happy Halloween!””