Special Needs

Ten Special Needs Books That I Want To Read

Last week, I wrote a list of Special Needs Books that I have read. This is my list of books that I want to read. Playing, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum: A Practical Resource of Play Ideas for Parents and Carers by Julia Moor. You can read more about the author. Louder Than Words: A Mother’s Journey in Healing Autism by Jenny McCarthy. You can read more about the author. Born On A Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant by Daniel Tammet. You can read more about the author. The Autism Cookbook: …

Ten Special Needs Books That I Want To Read Read More »

We Broke the Rules: Homeschooling a Child With Selective Mutism

Guest Post by Kelly Harbaugh from Tabitha’s Team Inc When my daughter was a toddler in daycare, her caregiver, Miss Ann, always marveled at how “good” she was. Quiet and mild-mannered, my daughter was labeled “the little angel.” Angel? She was quite skilled at the normal toddler tantrums at home. As we progressed to the pre-school years, My daughter had the same teacher for 2 years in a row. She loved Miss Amanda, and always had a big hug for her. But never words. However, when Amanda came to our home to babysit, she was floored by the outgoing chatterbox who …

We Broke the Rules: Homeschooling a Child With Selective Mutism Read More »

Ten Special Needs Books That I Have Read

Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight by Sharon Heller. Visit the author’s website and read an excerpt from the book. Sensational Kids by Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR. You can read more about the author and her foundation. The Out-of-Sync Child by Carol Stock Kranowitz. Visit the author’s website to read more about this and other books. The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun by Carol Stock Kranowitz. Visit the author’s website to read more about this and her other books. Autism Spectrum Disorders by Chantal Sicile-Kira and Temple Grandin. Visit Chantal at her website. Visit Temple Grandin’s website. The Sensory-Sensitive …

Ten Special Needs Books That I Have Read Read More »

The Bridge That Elisha Built

Elisha has been meeting with his OT fairly regularly for the past year. Since the fall, when our van broke down, she has been coming to our house. Our house is loud, we have five kids. While Elisha has been working on strengthening his fine motor abilities, he also has been learning to working through frustrations and follow a sequence of instructions. During each visit he has been tackling a project that requires him to work step by step. I am amazed at how much progress we made this past year. I should have been taking pictures of all the …

The Bridge That Elisha Built Read More »

Special Needs – Sensory Bottles

Have you ever made a sensory bottle? We made a sensory bottle on Wednesday and the kids all loved it. We started with an empty 2L bottle (but you can use any size). We added in equal parts of water, corn syrup, and cooking oil.  Then we added food coloring, plastic beads, and shiny glitter. We put glue on the lid and screwed it on very tight. We turned the bottle upside down and then we shook it. The kids took turns for the next hour shaking the bottle and watching the liquids separate. Overall, it was a success. Here …

Special Needs – Sensory Bottles Read More »

Special Needs – Sensory Resources

We have Special Needs children in our home… Our oldest child has Autism (Aspergers) and ADHD. All of our children have sensory issues to varying degrees. A few of our children have fine motor issues (and struggle with putting pen to paper). We have a child with eczema and kids with allergies (one child has an EpiPen which we have never had to use – thankfully!). Each week, on Fridays, I want to focus on a different aspect of Special Needs. There are so many resources and pieces of information that I want to share with you, but all in …

Special Needs – Sensory Resources Read More »

Christmas Crafts

Today we did some Christmas crafts. Bright Red Stockings I cut out bright red stockings from some big pieces of construction paper. The kids glued cotton balls across the tops (and various other places) of the stockings.  All the kids participated in this project. This was the twins first experience with glue. Christmas Trees I cut a bunch of strips of green construction paper out. The boys glued them to colored paper. The gluing was extremely stressful for Elisha. He had to have much encouragement and help to finish. The other kids did pretty good. Zion and Hosanna even created …

Christmas Crafts Read More »

Scroll to Top