Special Needs: Holiday Edition

The beginning of the holiday season brings many changes.  Our weather changes so we dress differently. We eat different “holiday” foods and treats.  There are more lights up everywhere we turn, Christmas decorations, Christmas music playing everywhere we go, and constant invitations to parties and get-togethers.  For many people, this is a fun and exciting time! We get to see family and friends we may not have seen in a while, and try new and exciting dishes and projects. For a special needs child or a struggling learner who needs routine and thrives on consistency, all of these changes can mean a disrupted world and difficulty with controlling emotions.  Being sensitive to our children and “listening” to their needs regarding how much to do and when they need consistency is important.

Below we’ve gathered several articles by our own Kimberly Vogel and SPED to help you navigate the Holidays.

Kimberly Vogel, Director of the Thinking and Learning Center

SPED Homeschool

Our hope is that you not only survive but thrive during the holidays!  Check out our other Holiday posts!

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