With Halloween around the corner, the thrill of trick or treating is on the minds of many children. For a parent of a nonverbal child, however, the idea of trick or treating can be daunting. Concerns about whether or not a nonverbal child will be able to have fun trick or treating are entirely valid- but this problem can be improved upon with a little creativity.
Halloween “Trick or Treat” Cards
The use of Halloween cards to say “Trick or Treat!” is an excellent way to help your child bridge the gap. These cards can be home-made or printed. A wide variety of Halloween cards for this purpose can be found on Pinterest. If you want to personalize the cards for your child, here are a few examples to use as templates:
What to Say
You can find printable cards online or make your own to fit your child’s interests and communication difficulties. Here are some examples of what to include on the card.
1. Hi! My name is ___________. For my own special reason, I do not speak, so this is my way of saying trick or treat!
2. Hello! My name is ___________! I have autism and can’t say “trick or treat” just yet, so this is my special way of doing so! Thanks for understanding!
With proper adjustments, nonverbal kids can not only participate on Halloween, but can have a blast doing so!
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