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Autism, Tourette's, and persistent swearing/cursing!

Autism, Tourette's, and persistent swearing/cursing!

Looking for P2P experiences....positive behavioral implementations and of course our failures((those help others find what works quicker!!!)) thanks in advance for your advice...and have a blessed and safe weekend with your kiddos!

What do people like to do with their child who needs deep pressure for sensory??

What do people like to do with their child who needs deep pressure for sensory??

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I take a blanket and roll my son in it, making sure his hands are tucked in as well. I tuck him as tight as I can and then I squeeze him and it calms… read more

posted almost 8 years ago

Have you heard of adults diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome experiencing "brain fog?"

Have you heard of adults diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome experiencing "brain fog?"

My adult son (24 years of age) has trouble functioning in basic life skills. He has extremely poor short term memory. He is forgetful, loses, misplaces things. He says he does not "track" and cannot perform ordinary, mundane tasks as others do. He is very troubled by this and is searching for answers to this problem.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

A blood panel may point to Polycythemia (too many red blood cells) as well. My son has this. It presents a lot like ADD. It's simple to treat. They… read more

posted over 4 years ago

Affordable products for deep pressure therapy at home?

Affordable products for deep pressure therapy at home?

We recently discovered at my sons new school that he benefits amazingly from deep pressure therapy. It helps him curb meltdowns and focus better. I've seen a few online sites with products but they get pretty expensive. He is 13 and wouldn't like a vest or anything noticeable if he used it in public. We really need to find something to use at home because we are still having many meltdowns there.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Swiming. I have twins with sutism and one is soothed from the pressure of having his body submurged in the swing pool. It's amazing how much this has… read more

posted over 6 years ago

Deep pressure vest

Deep pressure vest

Hello all! I am looking into getting a pressure vest for my 3 year old son. Are all pressure vests created equal? Can anybody tell me what brand to get and which ones to stay away from? Also, any parent that has used one for their child, does it help? My son has a hard time paying attention during his ABA sessions and is always holding his hand in front of his face.....Any other suggestions?! Thank you!!!!

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thanks for your input! Always tough making these types of decisions. :)

posted almost 4 years ago

Does anyone else have a problem keeping your nonverbal child dressed?

Does anyone else have a problem keeping your nonverbal child dressed?

My nonverbal 3 year old is very hard to keep dressed. The only thing we can guarantee that he will keep on is zippered, footed pajamas because he hasn't figured out the zipper yet. He can undo the buttons on overall straps now :( so that is no longer a viable choice. I've tried all types of materials/textures, fits(snug and loose), tag-less versions(or tag removed), massage, deep pressure, etc. I've read about everything that I can get my hands… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

thanks @A MyAutismTeam Member

edited, originally posted over 6 years ago

How did you know what kind of weighted blanket to get your child? What company is best?

How did you know what kind of weighted blanket to get your child? What company is best?

My son is piling on stuff on top of his bed on top of him every night and a friend just offered to pay for a weighted blanket. He loves deep pressure too, but also wears a weighted vest when at school that they provide. They also provide the pressure vest. I think the weight will help him sleep. He sleeps better with all the pile on him and cries if things fall off during the night.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

EthanMom I was surprised today when Dream Catchers asked how tall my son was and actually recommened a heavier blanket than the 7lbs. They recommened 11… read more

posted over 7 years ago

What is everyone's opinion on the new numbers of children being diagnosed with autism?

What is everyone's opinion on the new numbers of children being diagnosed with autism?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Part of the increase is awareness of the issue leads to more evaluations occurring, the diagnosis testing has also changed to group things under the… read more

posted almost 6 years ago

Does anyone have problems with your child picking his skin and/or cuticles? My son seems to do this as a soothing mechanism.

Does anyone have problems with your child picking his skin and/or cuticles? My son seems to do this as a soothing mechanism.

He seems to do this at all times regardless of whether he is anxious, relaxed, watching tv, etc. We have a hard time trying to stop it. We've done fidget toys, bandages, deep pressure massages, etc.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My Daughter did and still does occasionally. they put her on prozac and it seemed to stop it. she also stopped as she aged. it is a frustrating "tick".… read more

posted over 6 years ago

Occupational therapy resources

Occupational therapy resources

my son's OT suggested that i purchase sensory resources such as obstacle course (tunnel,crash mats) weighted vest,deep pressure seat etc.) to reduce extreme hyperactivity and increase attention for table top tasks. he already has a 10ft trampoline and a swing set which he uses daily.got him a weighted blanket sometime back and did not seem to like it
any of you purchased such things ? do they really work? will he lose interest ? appreciate your advice.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I recommend sensorygoods.com They have a great selection of items for all sensory needs. I used a weighted teddy bear for my son whom never got old of… read more

posted over 3 years ago