Sensory issues

by Shangmiaw
(Alhambra, CA, USA)

I am a pediatric occupational therapist. I currently work with a 27-month-old boy who has sensory issues like oversensitive to vestibular inputs and tactile inputs. His mother reports that he likes to smell family members' feet, he also likes to smell perfume and food items (before he eats). I suggested mother to provide various types of smells in the daily life, e.g. cooking spices in a jar, for him to smell. I am wondering if you have other suggestions than this.

I also work with a 12-month-old little boy who does not finger feed self. He only has 1/2 tooth (coming out), so he does not chew well. However, he eats cheerios if fed by his mom. He would grab a few cheerios in each hand and eventually only hold one in each hand (drop the rest of them). He just would not bring the cheerio to his mouth. He also likes to hold stick-like object in each hand. For this case, do you have any suggestion? Is it sensory related problem?

Thank you so much for your time and attention. Please let me know if you need more information regarding these two cases.

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