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Top 10 Search Results for "nail biting"

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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 said:

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

posted almost 8 years ago

Preventing Biting Of Furniture And The House.

Preventing Biting Of Furniture And The House.

Our child is biting furniture and the walls of our house - there are teeth marks in wood furniture and chunks of drywall missing from the corners of doorways where he'll turn his head sideways, open his mouth and bit off chunks. So then we have to chase him down and get it out of his mouth, plus it's embarrassing to have people over with the walls all torn up. We've had to remove the chair rail from his room because he shredded it.

He has chewy tubes but apparently… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My Husband spent 6months making me a custom mahogany rockingchair with beautiful oak and walnut inlay. It now has bitemarks all over it. You come to a… read more

posted almost 8 years ago

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… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

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.

posted almost 3 years ago

How To Stop My Non Verbal 2 Yr Old, 26 Month Old From Bitting His Nails, And TOEnails

How To Stop My Non Verbal 2 Yr Old, 26 Month Old From Bitting His Nails, And TOEnails

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

You have to identify whether or not it is a form of sensory input for him. If so, you need to have a more appropriate behavior to take its place. When… read more

posted over 7 years ago

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 said:

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… read more

posted about 7 years ago

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 said:

bolting! So glad that is done. Holding his poop (he didn't like wiping so he solution was to quit pooping).

posted about 3 years ago

How To Stop Biting

How To Stop Biting

Hello. I have a 3 year old who tends to bite when she gets upset. She is nonverbal. She was attending ABA therapy until the current pandemic and it seemed to be helping out. But she has since been out of therapy she is biting several times a day. Does anyone have any tips or suggestions? My husband and I are taking a beating so to speak. Thank you!!

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I have bought the bite necklace and she has zero interest in them. We sent them to daycare and if I’m not mistaken I believe she almost choked on it. So… read more

posted 6 months ago

How To Correct Agressive Behaviors ?

How To Correct Agressive Behaviors ?

My 4 years old Autistic son is acting with agressive behavior ( per say) he is not hitting or biting or kiking yet but he raise his hand, hell, and get engry out of thing as simple as wanting ither kids toys. How should I address it.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Ignore bad behavior and do not give in. You can't look at him, give no facial response or speak to him. Say "no" up to 2 times (no more). This is called… read more

posted over 2 years ago

Finger Nail Lifting From Nail Bed.

Finger Nail Lifting From Nail Bed.

My son has a finger nail lifting from the nail bed about half way up his nail. It is away from the skin but the top half is still connected. Anyone else ever experience this? Any suggestions?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Treatment for onycholysis (nail lifting) usually involves keeping nails as short as possible so that they are unlikely to snag on objects and be pulled… read more

posted over 8 years ago