Child Therapist's List of Top Childhood Fears by Age
Every developmental stage has their own common set of worries and fears. Here is a comprehensive list of common childhood fears by age.
These Books Encourage Our Kids to Be Respectful
Children's books about respect and inclusion including a printable book list & conversation starters. Includes ideas for creating a Family Dinner Book Club.
Exaggerated Emotions: How and Why ADHD Triggers Intense Feelings
ADHD amplifies everything— angry outbursts, flashes of anxiety, & impatience. If you feel imprisoned by intense emotions, know that a neurological link exists.
Children's Books That Include Characters with Disabilities
We need diverse books! These books include characters that happen have various disabilities. Improve the diversity of your classroom library and home library with these books with this book list! The list includes characters with autism, ADHD, physical disabilities, wheelchairs, OCD, tourette syndrome, visual impairment, hearing impairment, learning disabilities and more!
Theory finds that individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome don’t lack empathy – in fact if anything they empathize too much
“A ground-breaking theory suggests people with autism-spectrum disorders such as Asperger's do not lack empathy – rather, they feel others' emotions too intensely to cope.” “People with Asperger's syndrome, a high functioning form of autism, are often stereotyped as distant loners or robotic geeks. But what if what looks like coldness to the outside world…
32 Sure-fire Survival Tips to Reduce Sensory Overload During the Holidays
Holidays can be fun and exciting..OR they can be cause of sensory overload. Tips to identify, prepare for, and reduce sensory overload during the holidays.
Child’s Book Of Signed Prayers (A)
Illustrated book of British Sign Language signs with words for the following prayers. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Morning Prayer, Night Prayer, Sorry Prayer.
Signs Of Life: Dictionary Of BSL For Use In Church
This dictionary is for all who use British Sign Language in Protestant churches. There are over 100 signs and with glosses (other words that have the same sign) a vocabulary of over 250 words. Each sign has a written explanation of handshapes, location etc.
How to Do Special Needs Ministry in a Small Church - Sheri Dacon
I get asked all the time about special needs ministry in a small church. Is it necessary, is it possible? Yes! And here are 5 tips to get you started!
Starting a Special Needs Ministry
QUESTION: Our church is in the early stages of developing a special needs ministry for children. As a staff leader, I am nervous. Should I be concerned about launching the ministry too soon? **2013 update: In April my book, Leading a A Special Needs Ministry was released. This is a fairly comprehensive handbook with related information…
Orange Conference Breakout Notes: Strategies to Include Every Child
(Warning, this post was loaded before I actually taught this workshop so the content here is what I plan to talk about. Because I don't memorize my talks, the content covered in a breakout is sometimes different.) Mobile double-sided magnet wall Source: todaysclassroom.com Cost: $207 + Shipping (No Tax for Churches) Actual product name: Balt Trek…
Churches create autism-friendly activity bags - Living Lutheran
For children with autism, the noise and movement of an average worship service can be challenging. For their families, finding a welcoming church home can be just as difficult. This issue inspired two Pennsylvania congregations, St. Mark, Clifton Heights, and Temple, Havertown, to dedicate this past September’s “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday to doing their […]
Welcoming the stranger
EDITED: A few changes have been made to the documents, based on readers' suggestions. Thank you so much - keep the great ideas coming! Newcomers who aren't familiar with what happens at church may be nervous and feel unsettled and conspicuous. I've made some simple handouts that you can make available when people come to church.…