laughing

by Angela Dickey
(MN)

My 9yr old son has SPD and I was wondering if anyone else has seen this in their child. If something is funny he will laugh but sometimes he laugh so hard he cries. And not in a good way. It really upsets him. It takes awhile to calm him down after. His OT didn't know what to think about that other than to separate him from the situation so he could calm down.

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Aug 19, 2009
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laughing
by: Alisa

My son has to be careful when he's laugh's as he gags as if about the be sick....and not because hes laughing too hard he could just be casually laughing he's never been able to laugh till he cries because of the gag reflex problem. He's 14 and diagnosed with aspergers syndrome which I don't think has much to with his laughing problems.

Its not the same thing but I to have to remind my son to calm down before he makes him self sick. I worry a little bit as he gets older and still has not grown out of the problem. I do remember being told when I was pregnant that he has enlarged kidney that if it did not fix it self might cause reflux problems and wonder if there is a connection.

Jul 21, 2009
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he isn't the only one
by: Anonymous

My nephew laughs raucously (don't know if that's a word) when he doesn't think things are funny, its more like an inappropriate fear response and I have seen him go from laughing like that to crying as well as regular laughing to crying. We try to bring him to a quiet place to calm. I think it is some kind of overload.

Jul 21, 2009
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Overload
by: Kimberly Sullivan

I think the emotions get overloaded, even good ones. Laughing until you cry isn't uncommon in itself, the crying is just a release. Working with the child on calming down techniques may help over time. When emotions run high try asking the child to take a deep breath as you take one. Use the moments to help teach the child ways to relax, such as offer a place to go to calm down, ask if the child would like alone time, a hug (deep pressure), and look for things to calm. Managing emotions is another nervous system issue brought about by the external stimulation.

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