Wilbarger Brushing Protocol
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|Wed, 05-12-2010 - 3:14pm|
My son was recently diagnosed with SPD and the OT we are working with recommended that we do the Wilbarger Brushing Protocol every 90 minutes- 2 hours for one week. She said it reorganizes the nervous system and has worked with children that weren't talking at all that were talking in sentences after doing it.
She said it has to be at least every 90 minutes and not more than 2 hours to have this affect. I know some parents do it a few times a day, but she says although this may help it doesn't impact the nervous system the same way she claims doing it this way will.
We finished our week yesterday and have noticed that he is sleeping substantially better (sometimes until 9 a.m. which is very rare). He does seem to be speaking in more complex sentences and doing better with receptive language, but I wasn't sure if maybe we would notice even more differences over the next few days as well.
I was wondering if anyone else had done this and what their experiences were??
Mother of child with SPD - 3 yrs old
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