July 8, 2010 10:53 am at 10:53 am #591926
My son needs slight occupational therapy and slight speech therapy. Anyone know of a site or book that would direct me to be able to do therapy with him myself. (It is really slight)July 8, 2010 11:59 am at 11:59 am #689008irMember
what do you mean by slight? Are you talking about sensory issues?July 8, 2010 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm #689009
slight sensory inetegration issues, examples are his clothing is always twisted on his body and he puts everything (tzitzes mostly) in his mouth.July 8, 2010 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm #689010dvoragMember
You are much better off finding an OT who deals with SI and meeting once or twice with your child, they’ll be able to show you hands on what to do, instead of trying to figure it out from a book.July 8, 2010 1:10 pm at 1:10 pm #689011mr. wheelchairMember
Why don’t you just let an ocupational therapist and a speech therapist do it themselves?July 8, 2010 1:43 pm at 1:43 pm #689012movingmountainsMember
You definately would be better off hiring a slp and ot to work with your son. If it is not an option, there is an amazing book called “the out of sync child” that deals with individuals with si issues. “Activities for the out of sync child” has specific activity ideas that enhance sensory intergration. What i found really helpfull, was puttin the child on a sensory diet, where they get different types of sensory input throughout the day. I have seen remarkable improvement in individuals on a sensory diet that included vestibular input, proprioceptive input,tactile input- especially deep pressure, and joint compressions….Good Luck!July 8, 2010 2:43 pm at 2:43 pm #689013aries2756Participant
When you say he needs therapy, do you know this because he has been evaluated or is this your own opinion?July 8, 2010 3:29 pm at 3:29 pm #689014chesednameParticipant
would you give your son a bris milah? it’s “minor” surgery.
they say a lawyer that represents himself has a fool for a client.
get your son the help he needs, from a profesional!!July 8, 2010 4:31 pm at 4:31 pm #689015
I spoke to professionals and did the Winnie Dunn sensory profile. He is getting help but he needs help in other areas and since this is really a small issue. (His teachers do not think he needs help) According to the two professional people I spoke to he can be helped but most parents would not take care of it since it is really not noticeable. I decided at this point it would not benefit the child to go to therapy. (and for all the people who feel a need to judge my decision, the reason is because he is going for help in other areas and it would be too much for him) I would like some activities to do at home with him.July 8, 2010 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm #689016chaimmmMember
For the Speech therapy, I would suggest you contact the Jewish Stuttering Association. They can probably point you in the right directions. http://www.Jstutter.orgJuly 9, 2010 2:06 pm at 2:06 pm #689017movingmountainsMember
How old is your son(age range)? and do you have a half an hour block of time every day- or 3 times a week where you can “play ” with him?July 10, 2010 7:08 pm at 7:08 pm #689018
My son is 6 and I do have a block of time for him.July 11, 2010 3:01 am at 3:01 am #689019oomisParticipant
Unless you are an OT or ST, you are really not qualified to judge what is a “slight” problem, and I don’t mean that as an offensive remark to you. You can do more damage to your son by doing the WRONG therapy for him. Better to have him evaluated properly, and then perhaps if indeed the problem is slight, the professional therapist can teach you what to do to help him. I get the sense that a money issue might be holding you back from seeking professional help. When it comes to health, try not to be penny-wise. Your son might be entitled to free services.July 11, 2010 6:20 am at 6:20 am #689020
oomis1105: Read my post above as to why I am not taking him to a professional OT.July 11, 2010 6:44 am at 6:44 am #689021anon for thisParticipant
bmw, I think I understand your point about not wanting to overload your child with therapy appointments, and am not assuming that this is a financial issue. That said, perhaps it would be worthwhile, as oomis suggested, to ask (a) professional therapist(s) to evaluate your son and outline a treatment plan you can administer independently.July 11, 2010 9:25 am at 9:25 am #689022
Anon: I did that, I would like to educate myself and familiarize myself with the area as much as possible so I am looking for websites and books to do so. Thank you chaimm and movingmountains for trying and answering my question with suggestions. And for the rest of you thank you for your time. I found the information that I needed elsewhere. Mods you can close this post.July 11, 2010 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm #689023irMember
the out of sync child is a great suggestion for your son’s sensory issues. But what about the speech? Is it language? Organization?July 11, 2010 2:46 pm at 2:46 pm #689024oomisParticipant
BMW, I wrote my post as an immediate response to your original one, before anything else was posted. It was not posted right away, though, and other posts, including your explanation, appeared before mine, so I did not have your information when I wrote it. I understand your situation, and I still think that your best bet is to have a pro show you what needs to be done, after evaluating the extent of the problem. What seems slight to you (and his teachers) may be a more extensive issue, or hopefully truly nothing that he cannot grow out of as he matures. In any case, hatzlacha.
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