Role call

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Registered: 09-27-2007
Role call
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Mon, 06-22-2009 - 9:11pm

There hasn't been a role call here in some time...how about we have one...

Name
Child's name
diagnosis
Your favorite color
favorite animal
craziest sensory thing your kiddo ever did

Jessie Mommy to Gabe (5.8 yrs old ASD, CAS, SPD) and Zane (1.10 yrs old ESD)

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Registered: 09-27-2007
In reply to: tingngabe
Mon, 06-22-2009 - 9:16pm

Okay, I'll start

My name is Jessie.

My kids are Gabriel 4 years old, Zane almost 6mo old, and Jasmine (dss) almost 18 years old

Gabe has autism spectrum disorder, apraxia of speech, language impairment, sensory processing disorder.

My favorite color is green

My favorite animal is Irish Setter or Golden Retriever

The craziest thing Gabe has done so far is powder my whole entire house with a brand new bottle of baby powder. It took me more then an hour to clean just the entertainment center. He also loves to make slip and slides in the tub by emptying bottles of shampoo in bathtub....

Jessie Mommy to Gabe (5.8 yrs old ASD, CAS, SPD) and Zane (1.10 yrs old ESD)

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Registered: 04-21-2008
In reply to: tingngabe
Mon, 07-13-2009 - 12:43pm
Hi Jessie! I just sent you an email. :)

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Registered: 09-12-2008
In reply to: tingngabe
Mon, 07-13-2009 - 4:36pm
I just emailed you back :-)


Jessie mommy to Gabe(4.4 years ASD/CAS/SID)and baby Zane


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Jessie mommy to Gabe(5 years ASD/CAS/SID)and baby Zane (1 year old)



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Registered: 03-09-2005
In reply to: tingngabe
Sat, 07-18-2009 - 5:22pm

Hi, I'm Laura
My son, Isaac, is 4 and was recently diagnosed with SID. He is also former 27 week preemie.

My current favorite color is aqua blue
My favorite animal is a panda bear
The craziest sensory thing Isaac does is just flip out over small things. His disorder manifests in a lot of emotional behavior and difficulty sleeping.

I'm looking forward to gleaning some great advice from this board!

Laura, mom to

12/08

Laura, mom to

12/08
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Registered: 09-12-2008
In reply to: tingngabe
Sun, 07-19-2009 - 7:11pm
Hello Laura....welcome to the board. We get a lot of behavior from Gabe as well. He melts down over the silliest of things. Well they are silly to us...but not to him, I'm sure.


Jessie mommy to Gabe(4.4 years ASD/CAS/SID)and baby Zane


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Jessie mommy to Gabe(5 years ASD/CAS/SID)and baby Zane (1 year old)



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Registered: 03-09-2005
In reply to: tingngabe
Sun, 07-19-2009 - 7:54pm
Jessie,
Can I ask what kinds of changes you have made in your household to help Gabe?
This is all so new for us and I don't know where to start. Bedtime and sleel is a MAJOR issue for us as he just cannot relax and fall asleep on his own. It sounds like the weighted blankets can really help and I'm thinking of ordering one.
Any other tips would be greatly appreciated...

Laura, mom to

12/08

Laura, mom to

12/08
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Registered: 09-12-2008
In reply to: tingngabe
Mon, 07-20-2009 - 6:58am

Hi Laura. We still have a very hard time with bedtime. Gabe can't self soothe. He has to play with my hair in order to fall asleep. If I don't let him he will stay up until he finely just crashes. That can be till 1200AM!!! He also doesn't sleep in his bed. He starts off there...but within an hour or two he is up.

Some things that we do to help him calm down are roll a therapy ball all over him while applying pressure to the ball. We also stretch him. Gabe is a sensory seeker and needs loads of input.

I usually like to get him jumping about 30min before bed. I let him do that for 10-15min and then we roll the ball on him and stretch him. It helps him calm...but he still has to twirl my hair.

Sorry I can't help you more....sleep is still such an issue for us.


Jessie mommy to Gabe(4.4 years ASD/CAS/SID)and baby Zane


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Jessie mommy to Gabe(5 years ASD/CAS/SID)and baby Zane (1 year old)



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Registered: 03-09-2005
In reply to: tingngabe
Mon, 07-20-2009 - 7:14pm
When you say you get him jumping, do you mean on a trampoline?
A couple of weeks ago, the OT told us about a brushing technique and joint compressions. She gave me a soft brush to use. He really likes it, but I wouldn't say that it makes him fall asleep faster. Have you tried that?

Laura, mom to

12/08

Laura, mom to

12/08
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Registered: 09-12-2008
In reply to: tingngabe
Mon, 07-20-2009 - 9:02pm

We did brushing with Gabe when he was younger. It helped a little but I didn't notice a huge difference. We don't have a trampoline at our house...but we just have Gabe jump up and down and wiggle around...and we even play chasing games. Then we roll the ball over him. The ball rolling time gives him the deep pressure that he needs to calm down. It doesn't make him go to sleep faster...it just helps his body relax.


Jessie mommy to Gabe(4.4 years ASD/CAS/SID)and baby Zane


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Jessie mommy to Gabe(5 years ASD/CAS/SID)and baby Zane (1 year old)



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