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February 10th, 2008, 04:46 PM
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I need some advice. With your children how much did you push them to do diffrent things? Jay's teacher always tells me that when Jay starts spinning wheels to redirect him. I try to but it does not always work and he starts having a meltdown. Usually I just leave him be but I am starting wonder if I should or try to push into doing a diffrent activity. At the same time I hate seing him so frustrated when I try and he starts crying. WWYD?
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February 10th, 2008, 08:47 PM
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We have a different way of dealing with his stimming. Unless it is disruptive or dangerous, we let him do it - it's obviously something that makes him feel better.
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February 11th, 2008, 08:45 AM
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Thanks Crissy.. Sometimes I just let him go but at the same time I want him to go outside of his box of spinning wheels.
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February 11th, 2008, 09:11 AM
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Can you give him a time frame and tell him that in "x" minutes, he will do another activity? Tell him specifically what the activity will be. I have found that using a timer has helped to let the child be aware of when the time is over.
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February 11th, 2008, 09:22 AM
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Can you give him a time frame and tell him that in "x" minutes, he will do another activity? Tell him specifically what the activity will be. I have found that using a timer has helped to let the child be aware of when the time is over.[/b]
That sounds like a good idea to me too - and maybe use social stories as well, are his teachers using social stories with him? I find if I use them at home - even just verbal ones if I don't have pictures - he knows what to expect and what is expected of him and he is less resistant when it's time to change activites.
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February 11th, 2008, 09:55 AM
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What is a social story?
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February 14th, 2008, 05:44 AM
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Here's a link to social stories. Your OT can even print you out some.

Let him do it. It makes him happy. It's his way of dealing with life, don't take that away from him.

How long does he do it for? He probably won't outgrow it and you probably won't be able to change that need, no matter how many times you re-direct him. Hunter is 10 and he still does it.
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February 14th, 2008, 10:04 AM
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Jay when he plays spins stuff about 90% the time. I let him but I want to try to get him to do other activites. I am not pushing him but I at least try.
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February 15th, 2008, 08:42 AM
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We have a different way of dealing with his stimming. Unless it is disruptive or dangerous, we let him do it - it's obviously something that makes him feel better.[/b]

We do the same thing. As long as he isnt hurting himself or someone else Im fine with him doing something that makes him feel better.
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