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My son eats foam rubber

Posted by on Jun. 29, 2014 at 12:03 AM
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His school gave him a stress ball made of foam rubber after we told him that he has picca and eats foam rubber.  

At his IEP meeting they said they haven't seen any signs of picca and wanted to remove it.  


The last day of school they sent home his sensory box, and in it was a half eatten stress ball.  


School won't be back in session for him until after July 4th, but I want to send him back with something else that squishes like a stress ball that he won't eat.  


Any suggestions?  


I will also be calling and writing an official complaint.  


I should add my son is autistic and 6.  

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Tea_Love
by Silver Member on Jun. 29, 2014 at 12:05 AM

You can get the ones that have almost like a rice on the inside. Maybe try that? Good luck in your search!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jun. 29, 2014 at 12:05 AM

They have balloons filled with sand. It's what I use. Will he chew on that? 

ReachtotheStars
by Silver Member on Jun. 29, 2014 at 3:26 AM

thanks for the ideas.  We have only seen him eat foam rubber and lick sninny stuff like windows and board books.  

ReachtotheStars
by Silver Member on Jun. 30, 2014 at 4:19 PM

I haven't been able to find the balloons filled with sand.  Do you make them yourself?

averagemama0609
by Gold Member on Jun. 30, 2014 at 4:30 PM
1 mom liked this

http://www.officeplayground.com/Gripp-Original-Millet-Stress-Ball-P1690.aspx


I just did a search for "sand filled stress ball" (minus quotations) and this is one that popped up. I wouldn't make it myself if he was able to eat half of a foam rubber ball at school. Maybe for home where you can supervise him, but not for school.

ReachtotheStars
by Silver Member on Jun. 30, 2014 at 4:33 PM

thanks, yeah I wanted something I knew was tested.  

Quoting averagemama0609:

http://www.officeplayground.com/Gripp-Original-Millet-Stress-Ball-P1690.aspx


I just did a search for "sand filled stress ball" (minus quotations) and this is one that popped up. I wouldn't make it myself if he was able to eat half of a foam rubber ball at school. Maybe for home where you can supervise him, but not for school.


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