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My youngest son was just diagnosed with Sensory Integration Disorder

Any advice from other moms who have a child with this same disorder on ways to help him?

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Asked by MelindaFeeney at 2:49 PM on Jan. 11, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Get started in Therapy ASAP. Work closely with your child's therapist and try to have your own 'mini-sessions' at home daily. Be patient. You won't see changes over night. My very best friend has a son who is Autism with Sensory Integration. He has been in therapy since he was 2. He just turned 5 and is not yet eating solid food but he has made leaps and bounds of improvements in the Sensory Department..

    Answer by But_Mommie at 2:59 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • Occupational therapy may help.

    Answer by TARARENEE at 3:02 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • He's in therapy now. He's been in speech therapy for about 3 months. And he'll soon be starting behavioral therapy and occupational therapy. His speech therapist recommended a weighted vest, Do you know if your friend has had luck with that if she's used one? What are other things she can recommend?

    Comment by MelindaFeeney (original poster) at 3:04 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • When I worked at agencies counseling children with behavioral complications, we created sensory carts to help a child calm down if they became over stimulated. We put objects on the cart that catered to each of the 5 senses. We had lotions, puzzles, liquid hour glass drip toys, squish balls, a body sack, headphones w/ meditation cd's, puma stones, red hots, gum, wasabi peas, coloring books, etc. If we observed a child getting frustrated, we'd suggest choosing an object to sit quietly with until they felt calm. Then we'd process the emotions/feelings and how they dealt with them. So, aside from therapy and routine, this might help him deal with his frustrations.

    Answer by kenzie07 at 3:08 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • We're also waiting on a mobile therapist, it's such a long process. He's in outpatient therapy now. He has ADHD, behavior problems and sensory issues. He likes when I rub his back and his feet.

    Answer by TARARENEE at 3:17 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

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