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Wendy Buettner
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A Matthew Kind of Museum
I did a google search with the words sensory and museum.  I discovered that there are museums with sensory friendly rooms and many museums offer sensory friendly dates when accommodations are made for families with children with special needs.  Many childre...
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Double Edged Sword
Matthew has a special gift.  He has a way of making people feel special.  He makes them feel like they are the "chosen" ones.  When he slips his hand into theirs you can see their hearts start to melt.  I have several friends who tell me that "Matthew has m...
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Doesn't Everybody Kiss Blenders?
What if you wanted to tell someone something, but you couldn't talk?  What if you used signs, but didn't have one for everything you wanted to say?  I don't know about you, but I think I would get pretty frustrated! I might even cry or scream!  But that's t...
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The Power of Persuasion
In my last post, Doesn't Everybody Kiss Blenders?    I explained how Matthew uses some creative signing and methods to get his message across.  Since that time (please forgive the gap in posts!) he has been doing even more communicating in a special way at ...
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Doesn't Everybody Kiss Blenders?
What if you wanted to tell someone something, but you couldn't talk?  What if you used signs, but didn't have one for everything you wanted to say?  I don't know about you, but I think I would get pretty frustrated! I might even cry or scream!  But that's t...
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Oh Baby!
Matthew has always had a fascination with baby equipment...high chairs, strollers, car seats, baby swings, etc.  Some of the fascination is because he likes to sit in the aforementioned items even though he is too big to fit half the time.  He has attempted...
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Favorite Season
I tried to ask Matthew what his favorite season was and he nodded "yes"  for each one. Now it's possible that he doesn't conceptually grasp the four different seasons, but he signed snow when I said winter so I think he understood what I was asking.  He als...
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Unprompted
Every week I drive Matthew to Social Skills class three different days for about three hours.  And I do it mostly because he loves to go, but my hope is that he will transfer some of the skills that he is learning there. This summer I'm seeing the pay-off.....
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Painting Over a Memory
It's time.  I know. We need to paint Matthew's room.  The red and white walls with panda bear stencils make his room look like a baby room.  The shelf of panda bears is gathering dust.  If Matthew loved pandas, then I wouldn't care if it still looked babyis...
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