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Summer Activites For Asperger Daughter Age 9

Summer Activites For Asperger Daughter Age 9

So today is the first official day of Summer Vacation. I have a very chatty autistic girl who is banned from electronics right now (don't ask). I have books for her but she's not a big book person. Since she loves TV, electronic games and hacking her itouch being without electronics is boring boring boring. So she's asking a billion questions and trying to get me to play with her stuffed cat/imaginary friend. I need help finding activities to do that don't cost a lot but will appeal to an high… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member

@A MyAutismTeam Member, you just reminded me. I love to go to Karoke Channel Online and sing with my 11 year old son. He has to read the words and pay attention to timing. It's very fun when we do… read more

Would You Consider Nail Biting And/or Sucking On Arms Or Skin (leaving Red Marks Behind) As Stimming? If So, Any Suggestions To Help Stop?

Would You Consider Nail Biting And/or Sucking On Arms Or Skin (leaving Red Marks Behind) As Stimming? If So, Any Suggestions To Help Stop?

My 5 year old son was diagnosed with PDD-NOS, OCD, SPD, tics, etc. He has a problem with his nails chipping or breaking easily. He also has hang nails often. He constantly is chewing on his nails, or I have noticed him sucking on his arms or hands until it leaves a red naek behind. Would you consider this as stimming? I am curious on your thoughts if I shoukd help him with a replacement of sorts? Is that a bad idea? Am I creating a desire to like and do this sensory input more? Or... Am… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member

Thank you for this question. My son has recently started biting his nails and I was very concerned with the infections it could potentially cause.

Any Ideas On How To Stop My Son From Picking His Nails Until They Bleed?

Any Ideas On How To Stop My Son From Picking His Nails Until They Bleed?

He doesn't bite them, but picks them constantly. Any suggestions I have seen deal with biting.

A MyAutismTeam Member

My son is constantly biting his nails and around his fingers. I bought him a fidget called tangle relax therapy. He uses this now to chew on. I know you said your son is picking his nails, but maybe… read more

In The Spirit Of Hope, What Are Some Behaviors Your Child Has Overcome?

In The Spirit Of Hope, What Are Some Behaviors Your Child Has Overcome?

For us so far: biting, bolting, random high pitched screeching, scratching, and climbing on furniture

A MyAutismTeam Member

Wonderful! @A MyAutismTeam Member

How Do I Stop From Losing My Mind

How Do I Stop From Losing My Mind

Hi everyone. I need help/advice please. I am at the end of my tether.

I have 7-year old twin girls, born at 28 weeks. The one is an absolute delight - the happiest, most helpful, cooperative and tolerant little girl any mother could wish for. The other one is a nightmare. She has been diagnosed with mild autism. Intellectually she's a genius, but she battles on the social side of things.

She constantly picks fights and causes arguments (and then looks at you with those beautiful innocent… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member

This post makes my heart sad. There's always something to praise someone on. But let me try and illuminate some things for you, what I see reading about your difficult child.

First of all- nail… read more

What Can I Do To Make Cutting My Son's Nails Not A Hassle?

What Can I Do To Make Cutting My Son's Nails Not A Hassle?

My son is 3 years old and is nonverbal. When I have had to cut his nails I always have to have help with what feels like restraining him and I don't like that at all. I have tried to do while he was asleep but he woke up as soon as I clipped the first one and began to get upset.

A MyAutismTeam Member

Very good advice above. Talk to OT and or ABA about this. My son goes in/out of tolerating. We first started by doing exposure...just taking turns tapping the clippers on our finger tips for a few… read more

Has Anyone Found Anything Helpful To Stop Skin Picking?

Has Anyone Found Anything Helpful To Stop Skin Picking?

My 7 year old son has been making sores and picking to point of infection. I have tried to keep them covered but he just takes it off. Anything that you have found to help would be greatly appreciated.

A MyAutismTeam Member

My son takes off bandaids too. I use calendula ointment on my son's sores. If it gets really bad, then neosporin with pain relief.

Any Tips On How To Deter Nail Biting?

Any Tips On How To Deter Nail Biting?

My 2 year old not on the spectrum but with SPD constantly bites and chews his fingernails and toenails until they bleed. Does anyone have any helpful tips on how to deter this kind of habit?

A MyAutismTeam Member

try something crunchy then...he obviously has a oral fixation and is trying to satisfy it.

Daughter Just Started Acting This Wayi Was Just Wondering If Anyone Had Any Idea?

Daughter Just Started Acting This Wayi Was Just Wondering If Anyone Had Any Idea?

my daughter has just recently started biting her arm and gets really frustated pushes people away dont know if its a phase.shes non verbal so she doesnt know how to tell me whats bothering her does anyone have any ideas

A MyAutismTeam Member

BTW again, We bought 10 feet of clear plastic flexible water line from Home Depot and cut it into 10-20 biting tubes. This was exactly the same kind of tube that OT had given to us. Eric still chews… read more