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High Pitch Screeching And Constant Screaming

High Pitch Screeching And Constant Screaming

My 9 y.o son with ASD and SPD is screaming/screeching a lot these days. He used to have episodes from time to time before that we usually could tie to him being unwell, but of late it has turned into a constant activity at home. He can scream non stop at the top of his voice for hours, and this is very difficult and stressful. If I try to ask him to calm down, or draw any attention to the fact hat he is screaming he gets worse and will do it even more. Some days it starts as soon as he gets up… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thanks for your answers, will keep trying to ask him. He loves going to school. Some of the screaming last night was because he wanted me to take him back there so he could see his teacher
Abi, I… read more

posted about 2 hours ago

Does Anyone Have Any Experience With Doing Deep Pressure Massage?

Does Anyone Have Any Experience With Doing Deep Pressure Massage?

I am curious about deep pressure massage. I would like to learn about how to give my son a massage. Is there a free resource available that could provide guidance?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

You can look up The Wilbarger Approach Exercise

posted about 18 hours ago

Broaching The Subject

Broaching The Subject

Hi Family!

So I have a 17-year-old daughter who was diagnosed with ASD at about 2 years of age. She has been in great therapy and great schools and has made amazing progress by this stage in her development. It's funny because, since I've been around so many children on the spectrum through spending time with her in classrooms, and in other settings, I see some children outside of those situations and settings, and notice sometimes they have behaviors that appear to be indicative of ASD… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Some of my relatives suspect other relatives as being on the spectrum. My Dad passed away in 2014 but some think he may have been on the spectrum and same goes for a niece. It started because my… read more

posted 5 days ago

CBD Gummies

CBD Gummies

Anyone know of any CBD gummies for kids on the spectrum that help with anxiety as well as mood swings that are safe to take. Thinking about taking my daughter off her meds since they dont seem to be working. Serious responses only.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

@A MyAutismTeam Member My son is 18 now and has bipolar disorder on top of his autism (likely a result of lots of changes since puberty and then lockdown prior to and during the height of the… read more

posted 5 days ago

Probiotics

Probiotics

Hi everyone, I'm looking for another probiotic to try for my son. Can you please share with me any probiotics you use for your child that you have had good results with. My son is 13 years old. Thank you.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

i think any general pro bioitic would be ok? unless there are food allergies, pro biotics should be relatively the same across the board? but I'm no doctor.

posted 8 days ago

Multivitamin

Multivitamin

Are there any multi vitamins you recommend that is easy to put in food or drink and the taste is not too strong? He won’t take chewables on his own- unless there’s any good ones out there? Flintstones vitamins he doesn’t like the taste

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

@A MyAutismTeam Member I have not and I just heard today that they’ve been giving out gummies as prizes in one of his group therapies so he’s trying gummies and more interested now. I might try that

posted 8 days ago

Playground Dynamics

Playground Dynamics

For those of you with ASD kiddos... how do you handle interactions on the playground with strangers / random kids who your child wants to play with or who wants to play with them?

My daughter is almost 5 and very much wants to play with other kids on the playground. When there are other kids there, she does attempt with to say hello and ask them to play (though she will sometimes say it too quietly, or when they're too far away, or not look at them so they don't know she is talking to them). I… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I don’t disclose. I would facilitate interaction by telling my child out loud what to say like “say hi” and if my child asked a question the child didn’t hear I would repeat it and explain to child or… read more

posted 8 days ago

UConn And Computer Science

UConn And Computer Science

Hi has anyone either received their computer science degree from UConn or is currently attending?

What Food Or Receipes Are Success With Your Child

What Food Or Receipes Are Success With Your Child

I would like to collect receipes most successful with autism sensory child

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My daughter doesn't really like most sauces or broths, but loves smoothies, yogurt drinks, pizza, tacos, chicken nuggets, yogurt, grilled cheese, eggs with rice, thankfully also carrots, cucumbers… read more

edited, originally posted 10 days ago

Who Else Has Kids Only Willing To Go Out And Won't Spend Day In

Who Else Has Kids Only Willing To Go Out And Won't Spend Day In

My nonverbal son as soon as he is awake will want to go out and stay out till late at night. He is forgetting about eating and drinking. He collapsed one time. How do cope with all that energy as he is walking and enjoying himself but also has shown challenging behaviour when he can't get what he needs(which is food he goes for sweets)? He enjoys school or college life immensley

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My 28 year old son STAYS on the go! He had trouble passing the written drivers test (put too much pressure on himself,) but when I reminded him of the FREEDOM he’d get from having his license…he… read more

posted 11 days ago
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