Spinning

My 20 month old grandson loves to spin in his swing. He plants a toe and spins both directions, fast and for 15+ minutes. He looks "calm" and is able to tolerate frustration after a good long spin. He also spins everything that will possibly spin, even attempting to spin his first piece of birthday cake. Is this a sign of a sensory disorder?

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Jan 29, 2010
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Watch the eyes
by: NTFalls

If he is spinning for long periods the thing you want to watch for is the eye movement associated with dizziness(nystagmus)I think is the word for it. If his eyes aren't darting back and forth then the spinning he is doing isn't working for him. He would be considered hypo-sensitive in that regard. If that is the case then his developing brain is not receiving the needed input from that activity and a little stronger spinning sensation might help. The goal would be to see him get good and dizzy SAFELY.

Dec 08, 2009
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Sounds like a sensory seeker
by: Anonymous

In the sensation of movement and balance, a sensory seeker is someone who craves fast and spinning movement and may not get dizzy.

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