Have your children started regressing after several months of therapy?

Armanda - posted on 09/02/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hi,
My son has been having sensory intergration therapy for several months and has been doing very well. We have been able to change his diaper/ clothes and wash/brush/cut his hair after much hard work. However, the last few weeks he has started resisting diaper changing, hair brushing, and getting dressed again. He is also fighting the brushing program, I'm lucky if we can brush him once a day. (I'm supposed to get him up to 4! ) The OT said this is normal, but I am very frustrated!! Any advice?

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Marita - posted on 09/29/2010

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I am with you on frustrations, My son has been in therapy for the last two years and I thought he was doing so great, but he has also regressed and now I plan on seeking out another OT. I can only say that my OT said this was normal. The brushing is very hard to stay on top of it.

Lynn - posted on 09/21/2010

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I don't have specific experience since my son wasn't diagnosed until he was 6 (he's 9 now). We did OT for about 2 months, but now we just get services through his school and go to a social skills group once a week. But I have noticed that my son will regress sometimes. Or it seems like we take 2 steps forward and 1 step back. I'm trying my best to learn his triggers and try to prevent meltdowns as much as possible.

I would say do the best you can. If you can't get all of his sensory diet in during the day, it's okay. If he's still resisting after some time, then maybe talk to your OT about altering his program to find something that better suits him and your family. Good luck! It'll get better as he gets older!

Tami - posted on 09/10/2010

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My Granddaughter had OT for about 3 years. It went very well and she is almost 8 now. She had it from about age 3-6. She did not like the brushing routine and we had to stop it. She did like anything weighted and bean bag chairs etc and those helped regulate her more than the brushing.

Good luck:O)

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