Chewing paper towels???

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Registered: 09-29-2003
Chewing paper towels???
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Mon, 04-14-2008 - 9:25pm
My 10 year old daughter is an Aspie.


 


Mich

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Registered: 02-20-2001
Mon, 04-14-2008 - 9:45pm

This a problem we have had with Bobby off and on.

 


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Mon, 04-14-2008 - 10:43pm

My 13yo AS dd is a chewer. My 9yo AS ds is a bit of a chewer, but only with a small selection of his long-sleeved shirts. I'm not good for solutions, either, but I can sympathize.

My dd will put any and everything into her mouth. She seems to go through phases. When she's really bad I finally get ready to buy her some chewy objects, but then she'll stop doing it as much. I usually hesitate initially over buying the chewy objects 'cus dd tends to lose everything, so I'm not sure how long her chew objects would last 'til she lost them!

You can check some online therapy catalogs (like Abilitations or TheraPro) or just "google" something like "autism chew necklace," or "autism cheweaze pencil topper," or "autism oral sensory therapy" to come up with some ideas for alternate chewing objects for your dd. The necklaces and bracelets would be handiest for keeping within easy reach, but I don't know if they'd be as satisfying as a big ol' paper towel is.

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Registered: 09-29-2003
Mon, 04-14-2008 - 10:51pm
Hey Tina, empathy I can ALWAYS use!


 


Mich

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Registered: 09-29-2003
Mon, 04-14-2008 - 10:53pm
So I guess chewing on stuff isn't totally uncommon for these kids?!


 


Mich

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 04-15-2008 - 7:15am

Gum. Drives me nuts, but it's the only way I've found of stopping him put a range of horrible things in his mouth. I don't know why, but Aspies seem to be particularly orally fixated and mouth everything given half a chance. DS1 nearly lost a tooth because he was sucking on a paperclip and walked into a lampost...!


Kirsty mum to Euan (9, Asperger's) Rohan (5, NT) and Maeve (2, NT)


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Registered: 11-12-2006
Tue, 04-15-2008 - 8:47am

My 7 yr old DS chews on his clothes and stuff animals. He his Aspie but the doctor won't give him the diagnose because the "insurance" won't pay for it. Away I he also chews on his fingers. I'm trying ti find something to help him. I know what you are going though.

Mindy

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Registered: 07-23-2004
Tue, 04-15-2008 - 8:14pm
My Aspie is a chewer, too.


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Registered: 06-25-2003
Tue, 04-15-2008 - 8:18pm

I know a lot of the boys won't wear this, but chewlry shouldn't be a problem for a girl.

http://www.kaboodle.com/reviews/chewlry-chewable-jewelry-green-pair

Here is another link with a bunch of oral sensory "stuff".

http://www.southpawenterprises.com/store/sp-musicaloral,category.asp

-Paula

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Edited 4/15/2008 8:21 pm ET by cl-specialmomx2
-Paula

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Registered: 09-29-2003
Tue, 04-15-2008 - 8:45pm
Thanks everyone!


 


Mich