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The Difference Between a Tantrum and a Meltdown

A lone parent stands in the grocery store, her child kicking, screaming, biting, shouting, and turning into someone she barely recognizes. “All this over candy?” she thinks. “Is this because of his special needs?” she wonders. Other parents and bystanders

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Are Meltdowns a Sensory Issue or Acting Out, and What Should I Do About It?

Last weekend, I stopped at my local grocery store to buy some needed items for dinner. As I was checking out, I noticed a boy crying in a grocery cart. He appeared quite upset as he screamed and hit the

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Back to School for Kids with Special Needs

Can you believe it’s almost time for school to start? Here at Kid’s Creek, we’ve enjoyed the more relaxed rhythms of summer, but we appreciate the structure that a new school year brings. We understand, though, that the beginning of

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July 4th, Fireworks, and the Sensory Sensitive Child

The culmination of our Independence Day is typically nighttime fireworks. Most adults and children revel in the traditional display of bright lights and loud booms. Accompanying music can make the experience even more electrifying! Although the majority of the spectators

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