hi. my dd (5) has asperger's, and has recently gone through a few big changes- one being her first experience with a class (being away from me, long stretches of unstructured play time with peers, etc) and the second being daytime weaning. she has always been a HUGE nurser, and although i never thought i'd nurse a child this long, even her OT agreed that it was important for her. at any rate, she has suddenly developed this thing where she licks her fingers, then sticks both up her nose and squishes them all around. in some ways, i could care less, but she's about to start formal kindergarten, and i'm afraid she's going to be reprimanded for it frequently. she's a kid who's terrified of being "corrected" by strangers, and though i've tried to explain that her teachers may not be supportive of her nose thing, she seems unable to stop.
Edited by nayma - 9/29/11 at 11:09am