Have Two...

Tikatia - posted on 01/18/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Hi! My name is Tikatia and I have 2 kids with Sensory Processing Disorder. My oldest Calista is 9 and she's in 4th Grade. She's pretty much got her "issues" under control with wardrobe fixes and our being sensitive to what we feed her, but she has the worst temper ever. she gets frustrated sooo easily, especially when she's overstimulated and then she is rude and angry towards everyone. It's really hard, because besides that, she's really well-behaved and neat and does what we ask her.

Our second oldest Shiloh is 8 and he has a brain anomoly called ACC. he has anxiety issues, and his sensory stuff is hugely affecting his ability to function. He has tons of "helps" (ie sensory toys etc) in his classroom and goes to the resource room everyday to do most of his work. He has a therapist that has recommended using the 1-2-3 Magic method of disciplining him, and so far it seems to be working well, but we're still getting the hang of it. looking forward to getting to know you all!

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Deana - posted on 01/29/2009

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I've heard of it but have not tried it.   I saw at the library there were DVD's of it.  I'll have to check it out!

Tikatia - posted on 01/28/2009

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I imagine I'll have to keep rereading the book too..I already find myself rereading chapters to remind myself how to do it right, and then i still mess it up sometimes

Emily - posted on 01/28/2009

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We use 1-2-3 Magic too....it seems to work really well, we have been at it for 2+ years although I have to read the book about once a year just to freshen up.

Tikatia - posted on 01/22/2009

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basically no yelling or spanking or losing my temper! lol.

when they are doing what we call a "stop" behavior as in we want it to stop, we count it. like take whining...i say Shiloh that's one. then he has a choice of about 10 - 15 seconds to comply or keep at it. if he complies fine if not i say that's two and then again he chooses. when i get to three i say Shiloh that's three take five.and he goes to his room for a five minute time out. (or 1 minute per year old) at first b/c of his potential for meltdowns we'd have to drag him kicking and screaming and hold the door closed but now mostly he complies when we count it b/c he knows we mean business.

there is actually a book called 1-2-3 Magic which in turn with his therapist is how we're learning how to do it.

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