In thinking about ways to help Adrian get the maximum enjoyment out of our upcoming Disney trip we considered his use of noise dampening headphones at school. Could those help him handle the overwhelming noises at Disney World?
After speaking with his teacher about them, he suggested we simply pick up a pair in the ear protection section of our local hardware store. I went to purchase them fully expecting to pay a fortune for a product we weren’t even sure he’d use. I was shocked to find an adjustable, fold-able, perfect pair for less than $20! It was definitely worth a try!
Now, of course, two weeks later I’m kicking myself for not having thought of this sooner! Adrian LOVES his new ear phones! He wears them almost constantly in the car, drowning out the chatter of his little brother that he so often finds annoying. We have to force them off him when we arrive at camp. He’d just keep them on if we let him. He even wears them in the house sometimes.
We’ve known forever that Adrian has a hard time with sound. We know that it’s a source of frustration for him but for some reason we’d never thought to pursue this solution before. Why? I don’t know. I’m just glad we’ve got them now! 🙂