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Registered: 11-01-2004
New members, ask away.......
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Tue, 01-18-2005 - 8:12pm

Hey I have noticed we have a quite a few new people that are popping by!

               

 

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Registered: 11-01-2004
Wed, 01-26-2005 - 8:41am
bumping this up since it has LOTS of great websites, etc in side!

               

 

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Registered: 05-02-2003
Wed, 01-26-2005 - 8:51am
I have one.How many people do the brushing and how many times a day do you do it and if you did do it but dont any more did it help or not? We have been doing it for 3 days every 2 1/2 per OT and it does seem to be helping alittle but will wait longer to see it it really helps KWIM .Tammy
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Registered: 10-26-2004
Fri, 01-28-2005 - 9:18am

Rachel,
I am one of the ones who has been posting on the other SI board on iVillage although I am fairly new there too. My 6 year old daughter was just diagnosed with SI problems this month. Thank you for the web sites! The 3rd one down has an article called "The Torture of Touch" and the little girl mentioned sounds almost exactly like my DD except for the speech issues. There seems to be so many ways SI issues can cause problems in children that this is the first time I found something that really reaffirmed my DD's diagnosis and that we were getting her the proper treatment by starting OT last week. I know I will have many questions as I go along but right now it is simply a relief not to silently wonder what is wrong with my child and how I can help her. I say "silently" because my husband and I learned early that if we tried to discuss our concerns about Sage with anyone they simply blew us off saying "she'll outgrow it" or we were treated like it was purely a behavioral issue (i.e. we weren't firm enough). That was probably one of the reasons it has taken us so long to find out there was actually help for her - and us! Really I am very thankful because she doesn't seem to have any of the other problems that seem to be connected with a lot of children with SI (PDD-NOS, autism, asperger's, etc.) and she is doing extremely well in kindergarten this year.

Thank you again because this simple article gave me hope that things will get easier for my DD. I have a million questions but I will probably just bring them up as we confront them in her OT sessions or as I read what others have to say here.

Angie

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Registered: 11-01-2004
Fri, 01-28-2005 - 9:33am

Ok Tammy, I am going to put your question out on the board, so that you can get some answers.

               

 

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Registered: 11-01-2004
Fri, 01-28-2005 - 9:37am

Angie,


WELCOME WELCOME!


Isn't it great to finally have someone NOT say, oh you are babying her, she will outgrow it, she is is just spoiled?

               

 

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 01-28-2005 - 12:51pm

We have been brushing since December. I try to brush every 2-3 hours when possible. I dont know if it is the brushing or the combination of that and working with his ot, but I have seen great changes. I was told to keep brushing and you will see changes in 3-5 weeks- but it will get worse before it gets better but dont stop.I think we are working thru the worse part. Somedays TJ is back where we started but the meltdowns are less intense and shorter. I hope this helps. Good luck

Kathy