Tip Toeing

My two-year-old son has speech therapy but no OT. He has few words but not clearly spoken and not consistently. He flaps and tip toes when excited. He might have sensory issues, but I dont think he has SPD. He is not clumsy and does not have problem in climbing or running. He is pretty active at times. I want him to stop flapping and tip toeing before he turns 3. I dont want him to be diagnosed with Autism. He flaps and tip toes but I dont think he is Autistic. I know he wants to talk and he communicates with us through signing and pointing at things. He responds to our emotions and plays well with his toys. I want him to stop tip toeing soon, any advice? Can a balance beam help?

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Jun 04, 2010
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Tip Toeing
by: Anonymous

My daughter (now 4) has tip-toed since she started walking. She is SPD and currently in OT. She is not on the spectrum. The doctor kept saying she'd outgrow the top-toeing. Well, she didn't and she's now wearing leg braces to force the heel down when she walks. Get it taken care of now and YOU be the advocate for your child. Or your child will have worse problems when they get older. Early intervention is KEY!

May 17, 2010
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Just so you both know......
by: Anonymous

That is part of SPD.
The brushing is for SPD
I cant believe they didnt know enough to tell you that!!!!!
Read up on it,
Good luck girls............
I understand!!!!

May 13, 2010
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by: Sandra

Hi hun

My daughter was flapping and rubbing her feet and after about 6 weeks of recommended body brushing and joint compressions its all stopped and has never come back - she is not on the spectrum and doesn't have SPD either - get yourself an OT
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