Coping?

My 6 year old son, who has SPD and is in first grade has uncontrollable smelling issues. Constantly, within every 10-30 seconds ALL day, he smells his fingers. Children are now asking and making fun of him. If he stops for a minute, he bites the skin off his fingertips (can't chew anymore of his nails off). What can we do? I don't know what triggers it and have tried to come up with alternate ideas for him. Please help. Thank you

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Sep 15, 2012
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by: marjory glasgow uk

we completed the tomatis programe and boy what a difference. the smelling everythn is prob oversensitive smell, find out as much as u can and never never take no or we cant help from anyone. you will find as your son grows these, em behaviours will change and come and go, get better and alot worse. you just have 2 be aware of all of this and see for yourself the reasons for them, Getting 2 know the class teacher well is a very good idea. Havn a grt teacher, well the difference that makes is increadable. This has finally happend this term, my boy is up and at em every school morning now. She is grt, what a different child he is this term. He has coloured cards which only he and the teacher know the meaning, green on table means he,s fine, orange means a little harrassed, getn anxious, red means he needs 5 min out time. works a treat for us and the teacher, so simple but so effective. My best wishes go 2 all parents with grt children, we dont know how lucky we are.xxxx

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by: Anonymous

hi i,m sorry to hear about your sons troubles. my 8yr old has done them all. i noticed that these behaviours happend more when he was excited or nervious, new school term, or a new teacher, new things happening in the classroom. all these things where a factor, Even the bright Lighting and the noise of this too. All made him jump, he explaines it like, when someone talks 2 him he hears them shoutn at him when they whisper it sounds normal.

i went to all that i could find for help and advice, None, except i found a parent group for autism. I researched as much as i could and went along. I was gratefully told by a mother of this music lecturer who ran a listening prog. Called the tomatis listn prog. Google it and have a read its fascinating.no room 2 write more.

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