How to cope with sensory integration at the movie theater for your special need kids

posted by Michael Zoldessy on July 1, 2009 at 7:42 am

This article discusses issues that may arise from taking a special needs child to the movies.

Do your children with special needs enjoy going to the movies? It is often a somewhat traumatic experience, yet the joys of modern day entertainment on the big screen are enough to entice you kids into the theater.

Here are common reasons a child will have trouble in a modern day movie theater.

Sound levels – With the new digital sound offered in many theaters, the film’s noise level is worthy of a good pair of ear plugs for even those of who hear normally. But, for someone with super sensitive hearing, that noise level is enough to hurt them or drive them insane in a really short amount of time.

Read the full story in the Examiner.

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