Thanks to those laying the groundwork

Visitor (not verified)
anonymous user
Registered: 12-31-1969
Thanks to those laying the groundwork
1
Mon, 04-19-2010 - 12:32pm

DS is in pre-preschool this semester at a local Montessori program. The other day, a teacher from another class came into our room to ask our teacher if she had any gum. She said a few years ago she had a SID child in her room with an oral fixation. They were told to try gum and it made a HUGE difference for the child. She currently has another child (without DX) that is exhibiting a similar behavior and just received permission from the parent to try gum to see if that helped calm the child. The entire conversation was very positive and everyone involved was excited to try to help the child have a more positive experience.

I was very pleased to find out there was such great support for this child thanks to the experience of the SID child previously. I know many parents are frustrated teaching the school systems ways to support their child. I just wanted to say THANK YOU. The hard work is paying off, the teachers are learning, and there is more support for the children following you.

Caren

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-12-2008
Mon, 04-19-2010 - 5:23pm

That's awesome! It's great to see proactive teachers. My little guy is a huge oral sensory seeker. I honestly don't know how he keeps from chewing holes in his sleeves! He still uses a pacifier to calm down. I know...it's horrible, but we have not found anything else. He uses it on the van to school in the morning and afternoon. We are trying to break it, but we are having a hard time. The school psych recommended lolly pops, gum, or chew candy. I have given Gabe gum, but because he has oral apraxia chewing gum is not an easy task..and it usually causes drooling and the gun doesn't stay in his mouth. We have also tried chewlery and vibrating jigglers. I don't want to given him candy to ease his oral craving because that could lead to food being a calming item.

Gabe does have a great sped ed teacher that has really pushed the sensory diet in the classroom. Yay! I hope his kindy teacher will do the same next year.

It's good to hear a positive story. Thanks for sharing.



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



Visit my blog
Photobucket


Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker


Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker


PhotobucketPhotobucket



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



Visit my blog