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amother




Burgundy
 

Post  Wed, Oct 24 2018, 7:56 pm
Anyone put their kid on a sensory diet and found that it made any difference? I was told to do it but I'm a bit skeptical and wondering if it does anything
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andrea levy




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Oct 24 2018, 10:19 pm
I don’t know what that is but my 22.5 year old add child has all but stopped ticking and stimming since he went very low carb a year ago. He’s even driving well. He will never have executive skills but he’s so calm.
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amother




Seagreen
 

Post  Wed, Oct 24 2018, 10:29 pm
Yes, absolutely. Do you understand how sensory processing works? What are you skeptical about?
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devash1




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Oct 25 2018, 1:25 am
I just started with my four year old. I am not super good to do things 5 times a day like she said. But I am already seeing a big difference even just by giving him Sasha's throughout the day. It really isn't that difficult and I'm seeing a big difference so you don't really have much to lose.
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devash1




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Oct 25 2018, 1:26 am
I just started with my four year old. I am not super good to do things 5 times a day like she said. But I am already seeing a big difference even just by giving him massages throughout the day. It really isn't that difficult and I'm seeing a big difference so you don't really have much to lose.
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amother




Plum
 

Post  Tue, Aug 25 2020, 8:31 pm
amother [ Seagreen ] wrote:
Yes, absolutely. Do you understand how sensory processing works? What are you skeptical about?
how does sensory processing work
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octopus




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Aug 25 2020, 8:38 pm
Disclaimer. I'm not an OT. From my understanding, in some kids, the senses are either over stimulated or under stimulated. In some children loud noises bother them or they must chew on their clothes or bite their peers and have difficulty sitting. Those are the overstimulated kids. And the loud noisy classroom setting can really exacerbate it. Then you have kids that seem like (I'm lacking better words) like a limp noodle. They need to wake up their senses. The exercises really help them.
(For those of you that are unfamiliar, a sensory diet is not food, it is a bunch of exercises).
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octopus




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Aug 25 2020, 8:54 pm
Then you have kids that have really poor body awareness (proprioception ). They push kids on line (by mistake), sit on other kids on the carpet (by mistake again) and basically hurt other kids because they are unaware of their bodies in relation to others. OT helps with that. And yes I have seen it help kids. There are plenty of other things OT helps with besides the above mentioned.
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amother




Jetblack
 

Post  Sat, Sep 05 2020, 9:58 pm
andrea levy wrote:
I don’t know what that is but my 22.5 year old add child has all but stopped ticking and stimming since he went very low carb a year ago. He’s even driving well. He will never have executive skills but he’s so calm.
it never ceases to amaze me when gut health has such an obvious effect on nervous system health
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frumama




 
 
 
 

Post  Sat, Sep 05 2020, 11:33 pm
Yes and yes! Did it make all his challenges disappear? No. Buts he's for sure calmer and more in control of himself when we give him the sensory in put. It was a game changer for us. Hatzlocha
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amother




Lemon
 

Post  Sat, Sep 05 2020, 11:39 pm
I've done recommended exercises and I haven't seen any real change.
Some of the issues I think may be psychological (example chewing on everything is stemming from anxiety). But hey every child is different. Worth a shot if you are not paying a fortune OOP.
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amother




Babypink
 

Post  Sat, Sep 05 2020, 11:51 pm
I am an OT and just want to point out 2 things.
First, make sure the sensory diet is fulfilling your child's specific sensory needs. For example, if he is seeking tactile input/touching everything in sight, make sure he is getting that input through the exercises.
Second, if the sensory diet does not seem to be working it could very well be that it is not a sensory issue. Sensory and behavior issues can look similar and as another poster pointed out, the issues could be coming from anxiety or poor attention.
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lilies




 
 
 
 

Post  Sat, Sep 05 2020, 11:57 pm
Or ptsd.
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amother




Lime
 

Post  Sun, Sep 06 2020, 5:18 am
I'm also working with an OT to put my DD (5) on a sensory diet, but will I have to do the exersizes forever?
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amother




Babypink
 

Post  Sun, Sep 06 2020, 9:06 am
amother [ Lime ] wrote:
I'm also working with an OT to put my DD (5) on a sensory diet, but will I have to do the exersizes forever?


No. Either your daughter will grow and develop to no longer need them as much or she will be able to do the exercises herself once developmentally appropriate.
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amother




Puce
 

Post  Sun, Sep 06 2020, 9:10 am
amother [ Lime ] wrote:
I'm also working with an OT to put my DD (5) on a sensory diet, but will I have to do the exersizes forever?

My goal with my son was for him to eventually understand what his body is feeling and to think for himself what would feel nice to him in the moment and eventually be able to give that to himself/ ask me for what he needs me to give him/ brainstorm together with me.
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