Liza - posted on 12/02/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
Are there any OTs (Ocupational Therapists) other there who can share ideas on some calming strategies/sensory intergration?
There are times when my 3 1/2 year old will get so upset that he has a difficult time calming back down. He get's so worked up that his face get's red, he sweats, is tense, yells.....nothing I say or do works. We have tried rolling him like a burrito in a blanket, using a yoga ball and laying him on his stomach, bear hugs, rocking. Although some of these work sometimes they work more for my husband than me ( I am at home with them more). Today it lasted close to 45+minutes. I get so frustrated because I don't know how to help him.
He also walks on his tiptoes and runs on his tiptoes most of the time. I have heard two different sides to this. Our ped. said that as long as he can come down and walk flat it is ok (which he can). I also heard that I need to find ways to increase sensory intergration. We have a trampoline (single person), we pillow fight, we wrestle.
I am in need of ideas, suggestions, and or help. Thanks!