Sensory problems

by Dana

Hi, my son is 11 years old. He has ASD, diagnosed when he was 2 and half years old.

Since then we have tried so many therapies, like speech therapy, ABA. He has been on chelation, gf cf diet and many supplements. His speech is still very limited, he tries to talk but can't say many letters clearly. He is potty trained for the last five years, but now he has stopped making request to use restroom, he made many accidents, finally we decided to put him on pull-ups for school, as he is ok at home. Now he consistently use pull ups at school.

The other problem is his sensory issue, that is new. He loves to put stuff like sticker, paper in his mouth.
He really likes to eat fruit and he wants to bite fruit peel with his teeth. Makes tiny pieces and throw them in garbage.

Now he touches everything to the back of his dining chair,like shoes, iPad, plates and vice versa. He spins his body many times and then sit, even on his bed with his eyes closed. He likes to chew soap, try to put stuff in drainage like once in shower drainage he put my hair clips, nail clipper, ponytails and other stuff, or otherwise wants to put paper clippings in sink drainage.
I really looking forward guidance in this area, does he have SID?

Please, help.

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May 01, 2012
by: Anonymous

sounds like compulsions - OCD type behavior - maybe check out research on obsessive compulsion disorder.
good luck

May 01, 2012
by: Lyn

Hello.I am a mother from the Philippines with a son turning two this july. My son was diagnosed this april 25 with GDD (autism not ruled out).The developmental pedia said OT should be done immediately. But no guarantees. He said there are cases of autism where the child doesn't speak his whole life and told us to plan for his future. OR cases where the child progressed with therapy and then regressed meaning loss of skills etc. I tell you there are no two people in the whole world who are as sad as us at that time. But we are doing our best despite our country being still limited. Hope we both overcome our problems. We have two sons also to take care of. So everyday is a miracle for us.

Regards. Hope to hear from you again.

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