Looking for information

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Registered: 03-28-2003
Looking for information
Tue, 09-02-2003 - 11:59pm
Hi, I need some help with SID issues and what things work to correct certain behaviors and why. For instance, what is the purpose of a weighted blanket or neoprene vest? Do they do the same thing? Why do SID kids seem to like massagers so well? Brushing? Swinging? etc.

I have 2 young boys with a rare genetic syndrome that include SID symptoms. I need some direction on how to go about working with them so they will be able to function better in society. Right now they are very, very reluctant to leave my side. The older of the 2 won't sleep without something over his legs, blanket, furniture (he sleeps with legs under the sofa) throw rugs etc. He also won't sit at a table to eat, not in our kitchen, no way in a restaurant. I fear it will only get worse and need to do something now to start correcting. Thanks in advance.

Melissa, mom to Brendan (almost 4) and Mason (2)

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 09-05-2003 - 8:06am
Hi Melissa,

Welcome to the Sensory Integration Board.

the porpouse of the weighted blanket is for proproreceptive input(helping them figure out where the body is in space)

A neoprene vest is the same thing,but focuses on the chest area...

A good place to start is the book " the out of sync child" and the "out of sync child has fun"

both of these have some great information and ideas...


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