Jaimee - posted on 02/25/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
My daughter was recently diagnosed after almost a year of testing and trying to figure everything out. She recently was placed back into daycare while I attend college which has helped tremendously. However, I noticed that she is still hurting herself alot when she gets frustrated or unable to have what she wants. This is no normal temper tantrum, she pulls her hair, bites herself or someone else, kicks, throws herself against the walls and everything else. She does some serious injury to herself. The main problem is her lack of communication skills, she can understand what is being said but is unable to respond in the ways she wants. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on how to help relieve her frustration or how to deal with the throwing of her body. It takes all i have to hold her still and not get her to hurt herself or me. It is a little harder rite now bc I am pregnant and she tends to kick me rite in the stomach and several times it's made me sick.
Any suggestions? We are trying sign language which she is starting to pick up but not a lot. I am lost..