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Anyone else here have a sensory seeker? DS is 3.5yo and when I finally read the out of sync child he fit seeking to a 't'. He is just starting OT and has been in IEP for a month. I feel so overwhelmed and would love to hear some stories. Thanks!!
 

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My daughter (also 3.5) is a big-time sensory seeker. Her system is a little more regulated now but we've recently switched OTs (from private-pay to state-funded) and the new one doesn't do enough sensory work with her so I have to get on their butts - we're seeing the effects here at home.<br><br>
Did the OT mention a sensory diet for your kiddo? We do at-home sensory things all day long - it realy helps her with self-regulation.<br><br>
Sensory seekers are an exciting bunch, aren't they? My son (6 in August) is the opposite - he's very sensory defensive. The two clash all the time when it comes to sensory things hehe.
 

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Ds (3yo) is a sensory seeker, as well as ASD. We keep a little trampoline in our living room as part of his toys. He loves to spin inside a bucket too. He's definitely a little energizer bunny. He climbs anything, everything.
 

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Yep we have one here too. He seeks all proprioceptive, vestibular and oral stimulation. It is interesting because he has gravitational insecurity. But as long as he is in control he is fine. So he will be flipping around the house, on his head, his feet in the air etc but if I was to try to help him do a sommersault or something he flips out and gets really scared. We also have a trampoline in his playroom too. Both boys enjoy it (although they still jump all over the furniture). I don't think I give him enough sensory stimulation during the day sometimes but we try. Plus he is really good at seeking it out himself.<br>
It is interesting because at his eval for preschool they noted that he was a senory seeker but they didn't put any IEP goals that fit it (like they didn't mention a sensory diet etc). So I am planning on working on it this summer and adding some sensory goals to his IEP.
 

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Yes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
DS1 (3.5YO) has craving issues, but it has diminished tremendously with vitamin E supplements we started in January.<br><br>
He spends a lot of time digging in our sandbox, and pea gravel sensory table. We let him rub shaving cream all over himself at bathtime, and we do lots of rolling in blankets and 'squishing' games where he is the taco. We finger & body paint and use playdoh often. My birthing ball comes in handy since he loves to bounce!!! We have a hammock in the basement, and a hundred tricycles/rolling things in the yard.<br><br>
I see a huge difference on days that he does not get enough input.
 

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I believe that my 4 year old son is a sensory-seeker. I just got Out-of-Sync Child from the library, and I hope to get him in to see an OT soon to get evaluated (if that's how it's done - just starting here.)
 

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Thanks for all of the response!!<br>
We are working on the sensory diet stuff. We just bought a trampoline and I had him suck his applesauce thru a straw today. I made DH build this great play structure mainly because it had a 6' x 6' sandbox at the bottom.<br><br>
He had his first real OT appt today and it went great! He was really active but sat on a bouncy ball for 15 minutes putting mr potato head mirror clings up.<br><br>
I joke that I have nate-dar and know immediately if he's in danger. I've grabbed him many a time from jumping off of things way too high. He's got tactile, oral and vestibular issues. At least from my my opinion.<br><br>
This seems like a long road but it's so nice to know that I'm not alone!!
 
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