Bummed out about OT ending

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Registered: 03-31-2008
Bummed out about OT ending
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Tue, 08-25-2009 - 9:37am

I am bummed out bc tomorrow is my dds last session. Her ins. is not in their plan. So ins. approved 6 sessions. I told the OT to request more. She said yeah she could and then boom last time she said oh shes meeting a lot of her goals and her last session will be Wed.

I have not seen this demonstrated at home really. However, I have noticed less angry outbursts so perhaps in that way I saw improvement. She still has food issues which I don't think they even worked on there. She still needs soft pants and short sleeves, not a big deal. She is though giving her a lot of sensory things for school. Such as fidget toys, pocket fidget toys, a helpful paper for school and a special seat for her desk. ( I just need school to see this as a benefit).

This makes me happy but I don't see how 6 sessions will be helpful long term. Any home stuff we discontinued bc she didn't like it such as brushing and therapeutic listening.

Thanks for letting me vent and wish me luck as I try to get my ds evaluated by them, they are the only ones in our area that deals w/ sensory.

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Registered: 04-06-2005
Tue, 11-24-2009 - 11:56pm
Can you tell me more about the fidget toys? What are they? DS has trouble staying seated. Thanks!
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Registered: 09-12-2008
Sat, 11-28-2009 - 7:40am

Fidget toys are toys that a child can use to help ease sensory cravings. My son has wigglers that he can chew on because he has an oral sensory craving. He puts everything in his mouth, even things that are unsafe. It can also be things that help keep a child's hands busy...because it is easier for them to concentrate when they are wiggling their fingers.

Wiggle pads are seating options to help a child stay in their seat. In the folder below there is a post for OT equipment that is good for sensory kids.



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