Tip Tuesday!! This Halloween 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, nonverbal, or selectively mute. If you can’t understand their words, they may be struggling with developmental apraxia of speech. The child who looks disappointed when he looks in your candy bowl may have a life-threatening allergy. The child who isn’t wearing a costume at all may have SPD or autism. Don’t forget about the older trick-or-treaters just trying to hold onto their childhood for one more night. The children are thankful in their hearts and minds. Be kind, be patient, smile, try to understand. It’s everyone’s Halloween. Make a child feel good on this fun holiday!!
Don’t forget Friday is a dress up day! Staff will be dressed in Halloween costumes and attire and we encourage our patients to do the same!