New - have questions

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Registered: 10-12-2007
New - have questions
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Thu, 11-20-2008 - 11:35pm
Hi,
My 21 month old will be evaluated for Speech delays and sensory in Jan. Because of his age they wanted to give him some more time with the speech. I have questions on what to do until then. Jesse constantly opens and closes doors/drawers. How am I suppose to handle this? I tell him no and try to redirect him but once he gets going its hard to get him doing something else. Also he hates being held/hugged. Should I hold him anyway? Also he is rejecting certain textured foods.... am I still suppose to try giving him those foods??? ANY advice is appreciated!!!









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Registered: 10-12-2007
Sat, 11-22-2008 - 12:26am

Thanks ladies for the encouragement and advice! I am not sure if I will be able to do the baby wearing thing with him. He is the average size of a 3 year old and I have back problems... I try to hold him as close as he will let me whenever possible though.

Do kids outgrow Sensory issues or do most need ot?










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Registered: 07-18-2007
Fri, 11-21-2008 - 12:39pm

I have had my son in occupational therapy since he was 9 months old for speech delay and sensory issues. With good early interventions, some of the problems can be overcome while others will persist. If anything a good occupational therapist will work with you to develop strategies to deal with the sensory issues.

With speech therapy my son no longer has speech problems, food and texture issues are still an issue and he still is an avid sensory seeker.

As far as the resistance to hugging, this may sound crazy, but babywearing may help. There are carriers that make it reasonably easy to carry even larger toddlers and it helps to encourage the close contact. A good friend of mine with a 2 year old SID child likes to carry her son on her back in a mei tai or woven wrap and it has helped alot with his sensory problems. He had problems with sensory avoidance and hugging. He now enjoys being worn and it is a calming activity for him.

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Registered: 04-19-2006
Fri, 11-21-2008 - 12:23pm
MY dd was dx'ed with SPD, speech and developmental delays at 10 months. I still have no idea what to do about the drawers lol, I wish I had some advice there. She has however began to try new foods on her own she just ate meat for the first time YEA!!!! Time will improve these issues as will OT. GL to you and I know some of the other ladies here will have some great advice as well :)
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