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Programming for Children with Special Needs, Part Four

by Tricia Bohanon Twarogowski Last week in Part Three, I shared program plans from past Rhythm and Rhyme storytimes for children with special needs and their families. As a result of the partnership between the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (PLCMC) and the Autism Society of North Carolina’s Mecklenburg County Chapter, training videos have been produced by PLCMC and are posted on the Library’s “Online Learning” webpage. This week I encourage you to view a video segment which contains in its entirety a Rhythm and Rhyme program held April 11, 2009 at Matthews Branch Library. While watching the program, please note some things previously mentioned as aspects of this type of programming: The program begins with a welcome, announcements and a review of the daily schedule. Not only do I mention in the announcements that the program is not exclusionary, but I extend an invitation to all for…