Halloween is a really fun time…for most kiddos. But for those having difficulty with communicating, trick-or-treating can be very difficult task and so stressful that some will exclude themselves from enjoying such an activity. We truly believe that although we all may have differences these are simply that and we must find different ways to include all children that would like to participate. One of our therapists came up with this simple craft you can do at home WITH your child to help give him/her a voice to be included in trick-or-treating.
Did you know that Therapy Center of Buda offers Autism Testing? Our Certified Autism Specialist and your pediatrician work together to collect all necessary data to identify if your child is on the Autism Spectrum.
We will provide you a comprehensive report and explain the outcomes. If needed, our specialist will personally provide you with recommendations and access to local, state, and federal resources that may help your child. Call us today for more information!
What you should know:
While playing with playdoh can give optimal time to address receptive language, expressive language, pragmatic language, sensory, fine motor, gross motor, and handwriting development not all kiddos are able to safely play with it. Sometimes kiddos eat the playdoh or they are gluten sensitivity. Well, we have the solution! Follow the recipe below for some EDIBLE GLUTEN FREE PLAYDOH!
Edible Gluten Free Playdoh Recipe
-Baby rice cereal
-Cornstarch(or gluten-free cornflour if you are in the UK or Australia)
-Unsweetened Applesauce (you can substitute water if you don't have applesauce)
-Food coloring (optional)
Children with autism spectrum disorder are not being diagnosed as early as they could be. According to a 2010 study by the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network (ADDM), a group of programs which are funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 68 children have Autism Spectrum Disorder. It is more important now than ever for the public to understand this complex disorder and how we can help those affected by it.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is combined array of disorders which were formally diagnosed separately as autism, Asperger syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS).
Amy Grant is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, Certified Autism Specialist and Clinic Director of Therapy Center of Buda.
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