Halloween is a super fun holiday. How bad can it be to get a ton of free candy? Yet if you are a non-verbal child - one with Childhood Apraxia of Speech, a late talking toddler or language or speech delayed preschooler this holiday can be a bit more stressful.
Why? Because the one task a child has on this holiday is to knock on a stranger's door and speak. That can be a little intimidating for a child just starting to work on their speech or language skills. But there's no way anyone should be deprived of a ton of sugary candy. It's every child's right!
So this superhero SLP has made some cards that can be handed out or pinned to a costume. And there are choices:
1. For kids with Childhood Apraxia of Speech - These cards educate your neighbors by (proudly!) letting them know that your child has apraxia and that they'll be getting their candy no matter what.
2. For non-verbal kids that don't want to let anyone know their diagnosis but still want to get the credit for making the huge effort to knock on someone's door to ask for candy.
3. For kids that don't want to tell anyone they are non-verbal. These cards can be glued back to back and attached to a stick or wand. Show the first side when asking for candy. Show the second side before leaving.
Enjoy your SPOOOKY HALLOWEEN :)
To get help with diagnosis or treatment, or to schedule a free consultation with a speech therapist, please contact us at Speech Therapy that Works.