We can't figure out what my son is Orally seeking

by Jamie
(Freedom, WI USA)

My son is 4 1/2 years old. He has severe global Apraxia as well as SPD. We have always been able to figure out what he has been seeking with the help of our amazing OT. This time we are stumped.


He picks up hair from the anywhere ( the carpet, a pillow, a blanket, a hairbrush or off the cat) and plays with it around his tongue and then swallows it. We have tried giving him angle hair spaghetti noodles, string, bought a new z-vib, a p-ring, and the hammer looking chew( can't think of the actual name for it. we do the brushing twice a day and nothing has stopped this.

I'm looking for ideas. I'm willing to try anything. Thanks for taking your time to read and give me advice. Jamie

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