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My 10 yr old has ADHD , Sesory issues, Orral Fixation

Can , you please give me some advice how to stop this behavior he puts everything in his mouth blanket, toys, clothes he chews I tried giving him chew toys rubbery that didn't work.


Asked by Honey408 at 12:02 PM on Feb. 20, 2011 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • The other two answers are really good. Get him in to see an occupational therapist. Talk to your school about how to set that up . . it should be provided to you through your district. If not, your insurance will cover some of it.
    From a therapeutic standpoint, you son is at a really good age for some behavioral intervention.
    1) Talk to him alot about wanting to feel stuff in his mouth . . . have him pay attention to how it feels to want to do that.
    2) Buy a rubics cube, or some other toy that he can play with in his hands.
    3) tell him that everytime he notices that he is bringing something to his mouth, he should pick up the toy and play with that instead.
    4) Every time he is able to do that, he can get himself a star and put it in a chart.
    5) When he gets a certain amount of stars, he can go to the toy store and get a new toy, or treat.
    6) When you see him bringing something to his mouth, step in, give him the toy

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 12:19 PM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • Has he been evaluated & treated by an occupational therapist who has experience treating sensory seeking behaviors? There are specific therapies that can be used to help reduce or eliminate these types of behaviors.

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 12:06 PM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • I think you need to see a therapist, specializing in behavior modification,,,,

    Answer by kimigogo at 12:09 PM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • That being said, the mouthing is probably something that he does to calm and soothe himself, so be sure you are continuine to show him alternatives such as streching, cuddling with a stuffed animal, getting a hug from you, taking a nap, etc.

    Good luck

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 12:21 PM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • We tried everything you said all already nothing worked I can't afford he doesn't qualify anymore for therapy in school.

    Comment by Honey408 (original poster) at 1:29 PM on Feb. 20, 2011