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Originally Posted by Altair
I teach students with ASD in a supported inclusion model. There are quite a few of them who have had motor/feeding/suck/latch issues from the beginning. One boy's OT and mother decided to allow him a chewie all day when he needs it, and it has improved his oral strength.
Originally Posted by shelbean91
Altair- thanks for your input. At this point, he gets speech at school, but the therapies I mentioned are all separate from school. I'm mostly using school for extra help and social interactions, not the actual therapy for now. He's got 2 full years of preschool, so we decided to do the self contained classroom for one year and the integrated room the 2nd year, mostly b/c he's never been in a setting like a classroom-he never did well at the gym daycare and has never been in another daycare.
What grade do you teach?
Originally Posted by jaye
My 2yr old ds who is going through evaluation period right now (probably PDD-NOS with some sensory issues) definitely had suck/latch issues and later feeding issues.
may I ask what a "chewie" is?
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