by C

My 4-year-old Cousin was diagnosed with SPD earlier this year , as well as ADHd. He is seeing a psych, and an OT,and for a while his behavior was better , however recently he has started throwing things, biting, and has even resorted to going to the bathroom in his bedroom when he is upset.

I babysit him often and my aunt doesn't know what to do anymore. She is a single parent , so it is very hard for her to deal with these sorts of tantrums.

Any advice for how to control these tantrums and how to prevent them from happening?

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Sep 01, 2009
Neurofeedback helps
by: kat

Sounds like your child is very neurologically over-aroused. Neurofeedback, also known as EEG biofeedback, or Brainwave Training will help. see:http://directory.eeginfo.com/ to find a provider, see videos, etc.

Aug 01, 2009
violent meltdowns
by: val

I know how you are feeling. My son is 8 now and has finally been diagnosed with SPD and Aspergers after seeking a diagnosis since he was three. He has extremely violent meltdowns and physically attacks me. He has given me a fat lip and numerous scratches and bruises.

After it is all over he is very sorry and guilt ridden and sometimes starts hurting himself. Rewards and punishments don't work. He is under a psychiatrist and just been discharged from OT but no one seems to be able to help.

He is getting older and stronger. I can just about restrain him now but soon he will be too big and I am afraid one day he will put me in hospital. He attacks me often five or more times a day but sometimes we have good periods with no violence.

Jul 29, 2009
weighted vest, or blanket
by: Anonymous

Get him a weighted vest, or and a weighted blanket. You can also use a hold method to give him the sensory input he needs in order to calm down. My son has a weighted vest.

hope this helps

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