Hello! Need some advice about my toddler
Hello. My name is Velvet and I am a mom of a 2 year old with special needs.
I know that might be young but I have her in early intervention and they say that so far she has sensory and behavior issues but they won't successfully be able to "label" her until she is 4 or 5. I am hoping to avoid the labeling altogether but I know that might not be possible because we have various different mental health issues and special needs issues in my family.
So far with her special instructor and speech therapist, we have been doing time outs for the last 2 months. For some reason, she is getting far worse. So today I talked to her speech therapist when she came and I will talk to her special instructor tomorrow. I want to try positive reinforcement. She explained how that works and what it will take and I am ready. We have decided what to do as far as the positive. Example maybe give her a gummy bear every time she does something good or clap (because she likes when you clap when she does something good) but besides time outs, what can I do when she does something negative? She said we should try signs but I am not so sure that is going to work with my 2 year old although I am willing to try.