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What Therapies Can We Do For A 3 Years Old?

What Therapies Can We Do For A 3 Years Old?

posted November 28
A MyAutismTeam Member

Yes it is, thanks

posted November 29

My Son Is High Functioning. Moving Into Adulthood And Dealing With Alot Of Anger.

My Son Is High Functioning. Moving Into Adulthood And Dealing With Alot Of Anger.

posted November 25
A MyAutismTeam Member

add magnesium chloride capsule in his smoothie. buy him a 24 fitness gym membership. great for male energy burn & self esteem

posted 3 days ago

Son Keeps Breaking His Crib From Bouncing!

Son Keeps Breaking His Crib From Bouncing!

My son is almost 3, he has not been officially diagnosed yet. He bounces in crib all the time, he's already destroyed a mattress and 2 crib springs. Has anyone else gone thru this before? Idk what to do. I've been trying to look up toddler beds and anything else that could help. Any advise?

posted November 24
A MyAutismTeam Member

buy him a personal indoor trampoline for xmas. bouncing is a sensory soothing mechanism for them and they are usually used in physical therapy

I have a bouncer as well 🐎

posted 3 days ago

Having Trouble Wearing Long Sleeves?

Having Trouble Wearing Long Sleeves?

My 2.5 yr old daughter has Sensory Processing Disorder and has a very difficult time with long sleeves. I really want to get her outside still, but with the cold weather and her hate for coats, its nearly impossible. Every time I even mention a coat she has a total meltdown. When I eventually get it on her; she shuts down/freezes, covers her eyes/ears and just lays on the floor, or me, in silence. It’s like she gets completely overwhelmed just from the feeling of sleeves on her arms. Its making… read more

posted November 24
A MyAutismTeam Member

That's a good idea moisturizer is so important to feel good in your skin I have sensitive skin but moisturizer helps

posted 3 days ago

Eating Habits?

Eating Habits?

My son only eats crackers and drinks chocolate milk while at school.

At home, only McDonald's chicken nuggets, some times the fries if he is really hungry. Fish sticks are usually, along with crackers, chips, and drinks like sunny D, white, and soda pop, but being careful with that.

Refusing anything else. All medications have to be in juice.

posted November 23
A MyAutismTeam Member

Sorry your frustrated. I can only make a suggestion. Let him have what he eats but add a small portion of something he doesn't eat and just keep with it eventually he might try something else.

posted November 23

Medication And Ages

Medication And Ages

Our oldest, Kali, was diagnosed lvl 3 Autism this past summer and we gave birth to our second child in October. Kali is only 2 1/2 and she has severe meltdowns every time her sister makes any kind of noise, no matter how small, and sometimes they escalate to the point where she hits herself or bangs her head on the floor. Is Kali too young for medication to help lessen the severity of these fits? We're at our wit's end worrying about her physical and emotional wellbeing, so any suggestions are… read more

posted November 21
A MyAutismTeam Member

little dose of magnesium chewies or gummies for kids. Mg calms everybody down

posted 3 days ago

Translation Missing?

Translation Missing?

Im new to the site , so I'm sorry If I ask a question already asked and answered alot. But unfortunately I googled it and that was no use. What do ppl mean when they say Translation Missing? thanks

posted November 20
A MyAutismTeam Member

Was your question about member profiles/pages? I’ve seen this also. Some members on this site leave information blank on their profiles. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Welcome to MAT. 😁

posted November 21

Are Others Having The Same Experience Remaining In A Public School System Post-12th Grade?

Are Others Having The Same Experience Remaining In A Public School System Post-12th Grade?

Our child's transition-related goals were not even a little bit met by the end of 12th grade. We rejected her diploma. She is still in public school and enrolled in a life skills program. I wonder if anyone has had a positive experience in a public "18-21" program. My experience has been that my child colors and uses her phone for a large part of every day.

posted November 20
A MyAutismTeam Member

I believe, with the right accommodations, all kids can learn life skills. It's not always about living out of the house, although that'd be great for our daughter. It can be about remaining home with… read more

posted November 20

My Autistic 5 YO Is Doing Great In A Mainstream Classroom, But I Worry About Coming Years. Does Anyone Have Any Insight To Share?

My Autistic 5 YO Is Doing Great In A Mainstream Classroom, But I Worry About Coming Years. Does Anyone Have Any Insight To Share?

Even before diagnosis we noticed some behaviors that became increasingly uncommon for a child his age as he grew. As I noticed issues (loud sounds, poor eye contact, difficulty adjusting to changes in routine, repetitive movements, struggle with recognizing social cues/emotions) I would figure out ways to help him navigate whatever he was struggling with. I would warn him when I knew a loud sound was coming, tell him repeatedly about any upcoming change in schedule, etc. He's very smart, but if… read more

posted November 19
A MyAutismTeam Member

It’s not small when it’s your child. My experience is different not more serious or less serious. I didn’t mention that I taught Resource too, did I? (If it’s an unfamiliar term—it’s where you pull… read more

posted 2 days ago

Nebulizer Recommendations?

Nebulizer Recommendations?

Tragedy has struck our house, half of us caught some kind of respiratory bug but youngest seems to be the worst. We have to do a nebulizer treatment every 4hrs for his wheezing and it is a HUGE struggle. Any suggestions on a particular brand or model that’s silent?

posted November 19
A MyAutismTeam Member

There was a manual delivery device like a mask but no nubilizer that delivered Albuteril to him in a couple puffs when he was young. Maybe call Dr back and explain difficulties and see if they can… read more

posted November 21
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