Children with special needs like autism often love to read and to be read to, but knowing the best way to get started can be intimidating. Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, senior librarian at the Salt Lake County Kearns Library, runs a sensory storytime for young children with special needs. These are her tips and ideas for parents who want to read at home with their children who have special needs.
Pete the Cat. I read this book to several pre-k classes last week and they all loved it! We were laughing and singing the song in the book together. So much fun!! I especially love the moral of the story-it makes me laugh every time I read it.
Music & Development: Musical ways to engage developmentally disabled children - This article explains what Music Therapy is, why it's an important part of any special needs child's arsenal of services and how parents can enhance their child's life at home by including more musical activities. Music can be especially motivating for children who are visually impaired!