SPD or skin fetish???
My 6 year old daughter (diagnosed with ADHD combined, hypotonia, dev. dyspraxia) waiting to b evaluated by OT for SPD is always trying to touch the skin of other people. She really likes to lay on top of me when we cuddle on the sofa at night and she tries to lift my shirt so she can either lay her head on my belly or would really like to lay belly to belly. Its very odd and embarrassing when she asks other people (she knows no strangers) if she can see their belly.
She is very smart and has realized that if she hugs an adult while they are standing, her head is at their belly....she will hug tightly and for an extended period of time. I tell her that this is not okay, but because of her ADHD she has issues with impulse control. Anyone ever had to deal with this sort of thing?? What therapies can I try?