Drooling and habit of tilting head left and right

by Alfee B. Capule
(Manila, Philippines)

My son Sam is 20 months. He still drools and has a habit of tilting his head left and right when eating. We sometimes find it funny. We haven't consulted and developmental psychologist yet if he has autism. But as his mom I would like to know how I can stop his drooling and his funny habit when eating.

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Mar 27, 2012
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RE: Our life with Sam
by: Anonymous

Thanks! I have yet to find an OT here. It is very hard to find people who are experts in what my son is going through. And if there are, consultations are really expensive. Just last night, I thought he is beginning to like food. Then again, he went back to refusing rice, meat and veggies. He went back again to eating bananas and drinking his milk. I am concerned and frustrated at the same time. Except he's not sickly. And he continues to play and open his books which I place all around the house and on his bed so he could look at them whenever he liked. He would babble at a loud voice which we don't know why he is doing that. His baby brother cries everytime he does that. He doesn't speak any clear word yet. I am so scared. My husband and I don't know how we could deal with our son and we think of his future.

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Drooling
by: Liz

A good OT eval will help to identify psychomotor issues and help to know if he has put in place all of the development reflexes that will allow him to develop in a smooth and progressive manner. Some of the neck stiffness and drooling - perhaps lack of range of movement due to difficulty in basic patterning.

Good luck!!!

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