Flapping

by Dee
(Los Angeles, CA)

What can help my son to stop his tip toeing and flapping?

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Jul 05, 2010
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flapping
by: tiffiney

My youngest son did this to....he is three now...and does not do it anymore..some kids just do that...he also waked on his tip toes and does not do that anymore either...he out grew it... :O)

May 09, 2010
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PT/OT
by: Anonymous

My son started physical therapy at 20 months for toe walking. It was a huge help because along with that, he had low core strength which needed to be addressed. An occupational therapist may be able to help with the sensory behaviors as well, but we were really lucky with the PT. While I still have to remind him to heel toe walk, the tip toes are mostly gone. Good luck. Honestly, having done both school and a clinical setting, I prefer the medical model for those things and would go to a hospital or clinic.

May 05, 2010
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Occupational therapy
by: Anonymous

Most schools have an occupational therapist that will work on these things. You have to demand he be evaluated. There could be other things you don't recognize he could need help with. Hope it works out for you.

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