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My Non Verbal Son Has Decided He Doesnt Wish To Wear Clothing And His Nappy Anymore. Hes Never Had Any Sensory Issues Until Now. Please Help

My Non Verbal Son Has Decided He Doesnt Wish To Wear Clothing And His Nappy Anymore. Hes Never Had Any Sensory Issues Until Now. Please Help

He is walking around naked daily now refusing to wear anything obviously this isnt an issue indoors. Although when we go to take him out its become huge this begun since he broke up for the school holidays. Weve tried picture cards and he literally full on bites all up his arms and scratches himself if we attempt to get him dressed to go out. He is usually such a happy boy. He just has absolutely no understanding either as just about recognises his own name. So really unsure how to go about… read more

about 1 month ago
A MyAutismTeam Member

Try breaking him in at home with clothes he will tolerate. Maybe some silky boxers or boxer briefs and a very very soft broken cotton t-shirt. Then what does he love? Use that as reward for any small step in the direction for clothing tolerance at home. If he loves a cartoon character or an animal of some sort see if you can find clothing that features this preferred object. Small steps of progress at home then venture out. OT should help with this ( but ive never had good luck with OT 😉). Hope this helps maybe a little or at least gives you a starting point of help. He will get better with this! But then you will move on to different stuggles😊

29 days ago

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