Brushing?

by Michelle
(Illinois )

I have heard the term brushing as a calming effect during a meltdown but don't know anything about it.could you please explain.thank you!

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Jun 20, 2013
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Brushing
by: Nik B

The "brushing" is correctly known as the Wilbarger Proticol...just so you are able to google it. The whole process takes around 3 mins at max. IT IS ABSOLUTELY WITHOUT A DOUBT THE BEST IDEA WE HAVE EVER BEEN TAUGHT. Research it, there is more to it than mentioned above, although it is amazing...we were huge sceptics but we seen our daughter go from a meltdown state to almost asleep on the first treatment & it is so very easy.

May 29, 2013
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Brushing and weight help my 6yr old Asperger child
by: Deb from MN

My 6 year old son was diagnosed with Aspergers in the fall of 2012. His OT and Special Ed Teacher recommended brushing and heavy work. He LOVES it...it calms him but should be done with the help of an OT until you understand how to properly do brushing. We follow brushing with vibration (hand massager) then applying heavy weight such as rolling him in a heavy blanket and having him push and pull to free himself or holding him in a ball and squeezing him while he tries to "break out" or pushing the laundry basket full of clothes or pulling on heavy things. He is going to lift weights soon. I recommend discussing with an Occupational Therapist prior to attempting brushing...there is a proper method and certain areas to avoid. Swimming lessons has been very helpful as well. Hope this helps you!

Apr 02, 2013
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brush
by: Jen

I have a sensory daughter and her OT said that if you use a brush, its a sensory brush you can get them on amazon. You actually brush the child in a downward motion. It helps to calm the child. hope this helps.

Apr 01, 2013
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RE: brushing
by: Lyn

Hello. I am a mother of a two year old boy from the Philippines. He is turning three this july. His first OT sessions required a sensory brush. Maybe you could purchase one. Good luck.

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