Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Let's Talk Stims

So today I figured out how to make a video on my digital camera, down load it to the computer, and then "drop it" onto the web to transfer to my blog. I still can't figure out how to attach text to the post with out losing the video so I'll just write here about the 2 videos below.

The first video is Matthew sitting in his high chair in the kitchen. He does have a booster chair but prefers the high chair and also has a little table and chairs next to ours but rarely sits still long enough to eat a meal so we just put him in the high chair. He weighs 36 pounds so not sure how much longer he will fit in there! He sang Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (in his own language) earlier so I was trying to get him to sing for the video but of course he blew me off!

The video directly below this post shows Matthew stimming. He has a few...occasional arm flapping (when really excited which we redirect to clapping), toe walking (which has greatly decreased lately), and fence walking (he sometimes does this on the back of furniture or the wall as we go up the stairs). He also likes deep pressure (like rubbing my face on his or piling the couch pillows on top of him). We are on a waiting list for an Occupational Therapist who will create a "sensory diet" for him...hopefully they can address some of these issues at his special preschool (he'll be starting soon).


Maddy said...

I can so relate to this [although I have yet to master the art of uploading videos or photos from my phone]

A sensory diet certainly made a huge difference for us.
Best wishes

J said...

He is cute! I had no idea about the fence walking being a stim though. Austin does that sometimes. Did you get my email for a few ideas on sensory play?

Cyndi said...

Jan - Yes, I had 2 therapists tell me it is "visual stimming". I accidentally deleted your email (and all my others!)...please resend if possible. Thanks!

J said...

I resent it! Sorry about your email - that's awful!