I need some ideas

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I need some ideas
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Tue, 05-25-2010 - 11:07pm

K's Ot wants her to do more messy play. We did shaving cream with her. It is interesting to watch her. You can see when she gets overwhelmed, cause the drool starts up. But we do it at her pace. And she can work though it.

It was similar over the weekend with dogs. She likes them, but also takes awhile to pet them. We went camping and at one point she is walking away from me following after a dog. They stop and let her smile at the dog. She wants to pet them, just took time. She finally found a small one and was petting her. And yes, her drool was back.

Today, we did beans and rice. What else can we do? What do you do?

Oh and I was reading, it seems she has tactile defensiveness. That would be why the OT was wanting us to do this. Yes, we do the brushing and compressions before she plays. For the most part, she does not drool. I only see it now when we try to stimulate her. So, she is doing better there.

Sarah, mom to Alexis, Samantha and Kayleigh


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In reply to: stjarks
Fri, 05-28-2010 - 2:13pm

finger paints, mash potatoes, outdoor mud, jell-o finger paint (can eat while you work), hair gel (doing each others hair), I used sesame street finger paint bubble bath, go to a do-it-yourself pottery place, etc.

I remember reading one exercise where you bury fun treasures into different foods. I focused on foods b/c my DS's biggest defense was/is food. So I'd hid something like a gummy worm (which he doesn't eat) inside chocolate pudding & we had to dig for it.

If she's allowed sweets here are some 'dipping chocolates' my mom made me do every Christmas:

Peanut butter cups (have to roll peanut butter mix), coconut chocolates (extremely sticky) and caramel chocolate (sticky sensory is in the middle of peanut butter & coconut).

One last idea for a sweet treat - pull salt water taffy.

Good luck :)




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