Halloween with Children Who Have Sensory Issues

November 1, 2010 in Special Education Advisor Blog by Dennise Goldberg

Halloween is a fun time of year for kids, but wearing costumes and going trick-or-treating can be uncomfortable for children with sensory issues.  My son has been celebrating Halloween since he was 2 years old and I’ve always tried to make it an enjoyable and fun experience.  Since he has sensory issues, I had to be very careful about what costume I dressed him in because it couldn’t be too constricting, scary or have a mask.  The houses he went to on Halloween night couldn’t look scary and sound too noisy or he wouldn’t go to the door.  Since my son doesn’t like candy, Trick or Treating wasn’t about how much candy he got but rather the experience he got to share with his friends. Read the rest of this entry →

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