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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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MelindaFeeney

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..
    But_Mommie

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

  • Occupational therapy may help.
    TARARENEE

    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?
    MelindaFeeney

    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.
    kenzie07

    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.
    TARARENEE

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

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