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
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
He doesn't bite them, but picks them constantly. Any suggestions I have seen deal with biting.
For us so far: biting, bolting, random high pitched screeching, scratching, and climbing on furniture
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
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.
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.
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?
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