Hello all, I was hoping some of you would be able to offer me some advise. Dd 6 dx asc has always stimmed using hands a feet, its hars to describe as its not flapping. Anyway recently within the past week she has been making a mmmmm sound wich im just guessing is a new stim. What I would realy like the advise on is this. She has also started rocking back and forth with her whole body and has took to spinning around in circles. Just wondering if anyone know what shes craving and if I can help with weighted toys or anything? Have asked for ot referal but id rather try and do something for her if I can as who knows when ot will see her. Also do you think this is a phase or will this become an ongoing thing? Thanks for reading
Thanks, I am due a meeting at school too so will ask. She is worse when she comes from school. She also needs a sensory assesment. We have just moved and the old pycholgist refused to refer to ot. I have just put in a referal to new ot but I will be fighting for an ot this timee. It just takes so long!!
So do u distract or just tell her to stop? I was worried about stopping her but then also worried about it becoming a life long habit. Is there anything you would recomend doing with her to help her stop? Thanks for advise.
It really was just stopping it , gently yet physically, and redirecting, it is very tiresome at first, as you have to keep on it, but pays dividens in the end.
With my boy, he can stim totally freely in private (eg bed, bath, loo) but not elsewhere (unless just bouncing, no noises). It has opened up his life so much, as we can take him to cafes, shops, cinema etc. it is a constant battle, but worth it.
Thanks for advise, she does it mostly when she gets in from school so was wondering if its her way of calming down. As shes done that tonight instead of trying to.hit her sisters. Do u think if I offer her something weighted on her lap this would help at all?