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Holding Salvia In Mouth

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My son has this new habit of holding salvia in his mouth for periods of time! I was wondering have anyone else experienced this situation? And if so what did you do to resolve the situation?

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my son did that for hours - like 15 hours at a time, and then we found found out he was severely vitamin d deficient. 10 days of high doses of vitamin d reduced the behaviour substantially.

Hyperventilating

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My son hyperventilates. Anybody had any similar experience?

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Yes, there wasn't much I could do but breath into his face to keep him from holding his breath. It would change his respiration enough to pull him out of his tantrum. I also used a bike helmet on him… read more

Holding Saliva In Mouth For Extensive Periods Of Time

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Hi. I'm an AU teacher with a student who has a new habit (past 2 weeks) of holding his saliva in his mouth. He hovers over the garbage when we bring him to the garbage. I have tried to use reward items and activities he typically loves but he does not budge when it comes to this. I have read that this can affect children's teeth and after the child coughed last week, it went all over everything and everyone. I have contacted home but his guardian is lost and desperate to change the behavior.

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find out if he's vitamin d deficient. my son did that for hours but 10 days of high amounts of vit d supplements reduced the behaviour substantially.

Moving To Dallas (TX) Area And Wanted To Find Out If There Are Good Public Schools For Kids On The Spectrum

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My kid was in an inclusive program (general ed) and got pulled out for services. Looking for something similar. Would love to get input from the parents. Thanks in advance!

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My son has the same problem and I'm seeking help

How To Deal With Tantrums When Your Child Is At Their Worst Behavior In Public Or At Home?

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My daughter recently likes to walk in stores and not go in her stroller and sometimes refuses to sit in a cart. The other day I was out and let her out of her stroller to play with toys at the store and when I told her it was time to leave she had the biggest tantrum I have ever seen. She was crying falling to the floor kicking screaming turning bright red and started scratching her self. I didn't know how to calm her and at that point there was know way as she was not listening. I had to pick… read more

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I completely understand your frustration with this and I'm so sorry! I agree with the visual schedule even if your child does have verbal communication skills many people on the autism spectrum are… read more

Does Anyone Else Have Issues With An 11 Yr Old Asd Non Verbal Holding Saliva In Mouth?

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My cute son will hold his spit in his mouth until he throws up or is told to spit somewhere. He will hold it on the school bus, in the car up to 80 miles without swallowing. This is all new behavior for us. Any tips or advice is appreciated.

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find out if he's vitamin d deficient. my son did that for hours but 10 days of high amounts of vit d supplements reduced the behaviour substantially.

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Does OT And Speech Help Kids Behavioral Issues With High Functioning Autism OR They Need Different Therapies For That

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Thanks all of you to respond to my question. I hope i can get better insigth when I will go through his OT evaluation.I am very hopeful that i can figure out my little man better then i do now. Any… read more

Saliva

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My son has a habit of constantly licking his fingers and then “playing” with his saliva. I haven’t noticed him doing it in specific situations , it’s more of a constant thing throughout the day. Any tips on how to stop this behavior?

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mittens, tape( fingers one by one / or some / nail polish in Amazon

Holding Urine

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My son has been holding his urine for hours at a time. He only has about 3 wet diapers per day. His pediatrician didn’t seem worried when I asked her last week. But yesterday at school his teacher noticed he was holding himself and crying. He was dry from Tuesday night (around 630) till Wednesday around 2 pm. And he was visibly uncomfortable and crying, holding himself. Today has been the same situation, he was dry when he went to school at 11. Has anyone else had this experience with their… read more

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check for a bladder infection. if it hurts to urinate he will avoid it.

Have You Gotten Any Genetic Testing Done On Your Child?

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Has anyone gotten genetic testing done on your child? Yesterday we went to a geneticist and gave saliva samples. He took our family medical history. We’re doing a full genetic panel for autism and for cancer, since it runs on my side of the family.

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I have that problem with MTHFR. The geniologist made it seem like that’s not something they look into. I didn’t have any documentation available at the time. But I sure can look into getting that from… read more