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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-09-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By baltmom
Just wanted to thank everyone again. We saw the...

Just wanted to thank everyone again. We saw the OT again last week and she was able to see what I'd been describing: that all activities are stimulating and none are organizing. So for now our...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-26-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By baltmom
Wow, 2-3 times an hour? That's helpful to know....

Wow, 2-3 times an hour? That's helpful to know. We do tons of sensory input but not as frequently as that, so that could definitely be part of it. After three OTs, we still don't have an actual...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-21-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By baltmom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by livinglife http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1402041/huge-swings-in-regulation#post_17632219)
 I also needed...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-20-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By baltmom
Thank you both so much. All suggestions feel...

Thank you both so much. All suggestions feel very much on point.
 
I think we're still in the very early stages of figuring out what is both the right sensory input and the right amount. For now...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-16-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By baltmom
You’ve all always been so helpful in sharing...

You’ve all always been so helpful in sharing your experiences with your kids with ASDs. I have another question I’d love your insight into.
 
My son, 4, experiences huge fluctuations in...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-07-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 437
Posted By baltmom
Such great news, expat-mama!

Such great news, expat-mama!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-30-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 152
Posted By baltmom
I don't have a high-quality blender but if it...

I don't have a high-quality blender but if it would get him eating smoothies, I'd make the investment. Thanks! I'll have to see if I can borrow one to test it out.
 
I'll look for the recipes,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-29-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 152
Posted By baltmom
Thanks for the heads up, Livinglife. This is so...

Thanks for the heads up, Livinglife. This is so complicated.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-29-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 152
Posted By baltmom
Non-dairy yogurt - I think that might work!...

Non-dairy yogurt - I think that might work! Thank you, Fizgig! And if it has some protein, so much the better - that would solve another dilemma :)
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-29-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 152
Posted By baltmom
He says it makes him cough, but I haven't seen...

He says it makes him cough, but I haven't seen any actual gagging, though I'm sure it does feel that way. I really think it's mostly the texture. When I've asked if it's the feeling or the taste, he...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-28-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 152
Posted By baltmom
He's very much a partner in all of this. He...

He's very much a partner in all of this. He knows the medicines are to help him feel good and be strong. He wants to take them - he just really has trouble getting them down...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-28-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 152
Posted By baltmom
I finally feel like we're starting down the...

I finally feel like we're starting down the right path in identifying nutritional sensitivities and deficiencies for my 3.5 yo with high functioning autism - working with a great developmental...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-18-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By baltmom
My son has these exact same upsets about...

My son has these exact same upsets about impossible-to-fix situations. I've read that it's very typical for the developmental stage, and knowing that has helped some. Ditto on PP's fantasy...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-08-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By baltmom
We're still a couple years away from actual...

We're still a couple years away from actual school so I'm not sure how qualified I am to respond, but one of the resources that has helped me the most (in addition to this board) in understanding my...
Forum: Parenting   09-05-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,597
Posted By baltmom
Yes, with all the same conditions PPs have...

Yes, with all the same conditions PPs have mentioned. I also started out thinking it was against playground etiquette, but gross motor skills don't tend to be my son's strongest point, but he's...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-11-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,017
Posted By baltmom
...you slow down while driving past firehouses...

...you slow down while driving past firehouses to look for firetrucks even when your toddler isn't in the car.
 
...you get all the way to work without realizing you never switched off the toddler...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-24-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,031
Posted By baltmom
This is completely just based on my own recent...

This is completely just based on my own recent experience, but after my son had a stomach bug, he also seemed much more, I don't know, sensitive. Thinking the virus and disrupted eating may have...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-20-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By baltmom
I think his fever lasted 5 days, up and down....

I think his fever lasted 5 days, up and down. FWIW, I've often thought that he seems to feel worse when the fever is in the 99-100 range than when it's higher...
 
Did you take him to the doc?...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-20-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By baltmom
We just came through a bout of what sounds like...

We just came through a bout of what sounds like the same thing. Days of fever, some tummy ache, some sore throat. My son had had strep about 3 weeks before so I took him to urgent care (it was a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-18-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,648
Posted By baltmom
My son used to say "ambunips" for ambulance and...

My son used to say "ambunips" for ambulance and "ormanips" for ornaments - I miss them!
Forum: Allergies   06-05-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By baltmom
MelW, you have no idea how encouraging it is to...

MelW, you have no idea how encouraging it is to hear about your success with Chinese medicine. We're waiting to see a doctor who will do that and I'm so happy to hear how well it's working for you....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-04-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By baltmom
I'm curious about this too but have no answers...

I'm curious about this too but have no answers as we're a few years behind you (looking at 3yo preschool for this fall), and very interested in what people may have to say. One question: How did he...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-30-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By baltmom
Thanks, I’ll try that.   I can’t help...

Thanks, I’ll try that.
 
I can’t help thinking there are some other layers going on here as well, because when he initiates the conversation, or sometimes when other people do, his interactions...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-29-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By baltmom
Thank you, Livinglife. I would never dream of...

Thank you, Livinglife. I would never dream of punishing him or getting upset at him for any of this. I've been doing the kind of coaching you describe verbally, both before and during the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-25-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By baltmom
My son is becoming increasingly distressed by...

My son is becoming increasingly distressed by certain situations and I’m really struggling with how best to support him. He’s 3, has mild ASD, and is very verbal. He’ll be totally fine, and then...
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