I have a five year old boy that I recently started the brushing and deep pressure on...the parents are very involved and are brushing every hour and a half followed by the deep pressure. He is also on a sensory diet during the day at school and at home. The question/concern I have is that he gets VERY sleepy. After the first week, I stopped the brushing. I want to start up again but I want to decrease the amount of brushing he gets. Has anyone seen this reaction?

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Dec 22, 2009
by: Anonymous

my son will calm down immediately...

I say get him more active physically.
sid kids need it.
Special Olympics or something....

brushing should be used in situations that arouse his senses not otherwise....I believe...

good luck,

Mom to 10 yr old...autistic,sid kid

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