Has anyone tried massage?

Laura - posted on 09/05/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I have a four year old that has been diagnosed as sensory seeking. I am getting no feed back from the OT for things to try at home. I'm afaid he is going to get kicked out of preschool. Ive just found this site and wonder if massage, vitamins and a change in diet could help

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Ashley - posted on 01/03/2012

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http://sensorysmarts.com/sensory_diet_ac...
We do at least 2 of these "types" of activities that really seem to help him - a day before preschool. Last year he had so many problems he was removed from the room at least once a day. Now he can stay in class all day (2.5 hours) almost every day.

Ashley - posted on 01/03/2012

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The OT should give you a whole list of sensory diet things to try at home. If they haven't, look it up - just google it. As far as the vitamins, I have found iron and an essential fatty acid supplement helps us. ALSO - we do hippo therapy (horse therapy) it is expensive, but it helps him SO much. I mean truly. He was off for a month and a half for the center's "winter break" and he can barely stand himself right now. If you are in a public school preschool they will have specialists help you - that's what we have done. Also, try these instead of dog toys - they work so well for us.http://www.sensory-processing-disorder.c...

Shelley - posted on 12/09/2011

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I have been doing the brushing for over a month now you have to be dedicated to it & doit every 90 minutes

Julie - posted on 11/03/2011

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Yes! The vitamins will help if done correctly. And a diet change will help... Also what kind of suggestions are you wanting form your OT? My son is 7 and we have our 1st massage appointment next week. I am really excited! He will be seeing a chiropractor for gentle touch therapy 1st and then a massage therapists for "trigger point massage" from everything I have heard it should help calm and relieve stress and anxiety. My OT has recommended it so I am going to give it a shot! I may be able to help with a few ideas for school and home...no two kids are the same but I will help all I can!

Michelle - posted on 09/07/2011

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I haven't tried massage but I have used the brushing technique (brush his back and arms downward direction with a brush). It has been helpful. Giving him something like a dog toy to chew on during group time helps him focus during circle time as well. I worry about a similar thing. My sons preschool already told us that even though his behavior is not bad, if they feel he requires too much attention at any point in the future they will ask us to leave.

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