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|Tue, 10-05-2004 - 1:55pm|
My daughter, Sydney, bites herself and other people. She used to just bite herself when she was crying and throwing a fit--out of anger, frustration or maybe pain?? Now she does it a lot and even when she is happy. She always bites the same part of her left arm--right above her hand. We do put a foamy wrist guard on her when she's in the mood to bite so she doesn't hurt herself. But she also likes to bite other people. If she is being held, she will just try to bite the person. If she is near someone, she'll sometimes grab them, pull them toward her, and bite! She is not being mean(I don't think she even understands that concept). I think she may even think she is being affectionate?? She is also real bad about pulling hair(anyone's she can reach), pinching, and grabbing. At school, they can't even sit her near the other kids anymore. I think she thinks she is playing and doesn't understand she is hurting others. Sydney is severely/profoundly MR, nonverbal, and has quad CP. She seems to understand a lot of what we say but is NOT responding to scolding and "no" with these behaviors.
Has anyone had these type problems and found solutions? You all have really got me thinking about the sensory issues--I honestly never gave that a whole lot of thought. I'll have to look into that area.
Thanks for any input. Pam