your 2 cents on my DD3

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Registered: 12-18-2008
your 2 cents on my DD3
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Thu, 02-04-2010 - 9:22pm

If anyone has a child with a similar profile or is very familiar with sensory issue and wants to add

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Registered: 04-21-2008
Fri, 02-05-2010 - 10:11am

Welcome to the board! :) First let me say that, just because your DD doesn't fit the "mold" of a typical sensory kid (she sounds like a lovely girl, btw!), doesn't mean there might not be something there. On the other hand, she sounds like a pretty normal kiddo to me. :)

One thought I had while reading your post...have you had her hearing checked recently? That might be a cause of her loud talking and intense tantrums?

My DS, who is six, is on the sensory scale and was a very early talker and is extremely intelligent (he will pass me up by the time he's 12 lol), he doesn't care about getting dirty, but he doesn't eat hardly anything (textures I think) and has huge issues with clothes and sounds.

My point? I think every kid is different... and that a mother knows best. If your instincts are telling you something, I think you should listen to them. Even if it's that's just to hear someone say everything is fine, kwim? I know I needed that!
(HUGS)

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Registered: 09-12-2008
Fri, 02-05-2010 - 1:28pm

I agree with the PP. Just because your daughter doesn't seem like other kids with SID it doesn't mean she isn't experience sensory issues. My son is a sensory seeker to the max. He loves to spin, jump, through his body around, he is always moving, he needs loads of sensory input, but on the same hand he is bothered by toilets flushing in bathrooms that echo, he hates to be touched unless it is on his terms, he hates jeans, and he has a HUGE oral seeking craving. He still chews everything and puts odd things in his mouth.

It probably won't hurt to see the OT for awhile. They can work on things like balance, and sensory seeking behavior.

If you have any other questions please feel free to ask. And your daughter does sound like a wonderful little girl.



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Registered: 12-18-2008
Fri, 02-05-2010 - 7:39pm
thanks everyone for responding to my questions.
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Sun, 02-07-2010 - 9:57am

We have a sensory diet in place for Gabe. Because he is a sensory seeker we do lots of wrestle games, running, jumping, bouncing on a therapy ball. After we get his energy out we do deep pressure things like squishing him between two pillows, massage, stretching, and something called the steam roller. To do the steam roller have your child lay flat on the ground on their tummy. Use a medium to large therapy ball, pill ball, etc and apply slight pressure while rolling the ball over your child from feet to just before you come to the head. Be careful not to put too much pressure on the back. Gabe will let us know when he has had enough and feels better.



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Registered: 12-18-2008
Tue, 02-09-2010 - 9:29pm

thanks everyone. I am trying to put together a sensory diet, but since we are so new to all this and the OT hasn't given me many suggestions, I am afraid to do too much.

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Wed, 02-10-2010 - 8:15pm

Thanks, Caren.

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Thu, 02-11-2010 - 10:09am
(HUGS) I am in the same boat with the snow! I was joking with DH, saying I think Mother Nature is playing a game with us - how long can she keep the kids cooped up indoors with mom? LOL! My kids have been out of school for the past three days thanks to the snow. No school tomorrow, either. It's going to be a long week. Hopefully DH and I can dig us out of this house soon - we've got a good three feet of snow out there today.

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Wed, 02-17-2010 - 4:50pm

Hi there!
I'm new to this board - just posted my story under "New to Diagnosis and happy to be here".

I swear you are talking about my DD in your post. She sounds exactly like my DD who is 7. Very similar backstory.

We were diagnosed just recently and I've been so happy to have an answer. We "squish" her and massage her every day before school. But that's about it so far as we are waiting for an OT opening to learn more.

Just know that even though your kiddo doesn't seem to fit the mold of what you read...doesn't mean that the diagnosis doesn't fit. My kiddo doesn't fit the mold either, but the diagnosis couldn't be more right on!

Looking forward to getting to know you!
Jen