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The holiday of Purim is right around the corner, and your kids are itching with excitement. Children who rely on routine and predictability, such as children with sensory modulation disorders, may become overwhelmed on Purim, especially at a loud party or carnival filled with people in all kinds of costumes. Here are a few suggestions to help make your child’s holiday experience more enjoyable. Costumes: A child’s idea of dress-up may be different from an adult’s. It is perf
The Challenge Parties and other unfamiliar or crowded venues, such as the mall, movies, amusement parks, and live performances, are often especially threatening to children with Sensory Processing challenges or autism who thrive on routine and predictability. With forethought and advanced planning, you and your child will be able to enjoy this party-packed season. Prepare, prepare, prepare 1. Tell your child in advance where the party will be, who will be there, and what acti