[Source: The Anonymous OT]
In this season of gift giving, you’ll find many wonderful resources floating around the internet that provide gift ideas for children. However, amongst all of this information, I wanted to offer a different perspective – specifically, things to keep in mind when buying a gift for a child with special needs.
1. Don’t get stuck on the recommended age numbers printed on a box.
-“But it says recommended for ages 2-4, we can’t possibly get this for a 6 year old, can we?”
Don’t get hung up on these numbers! Kids develop skills at different rates, and for children with special needs, it’s more important to choose activities they are developmentally ready for, not just what their age suggests.