Last edited by Theboys&me; 18-01-2014 at 06:22.
It sounds like sensory overload to me too. Have you talk to OT. I have found they gave great strategies to help both of you.
I think you have hit the nail on the head with sensory overload. DS1 is the same age and use to display similar behaviour at home and when we were out . He has improved massively which makes life much easier when we go out. He does see an O.T. however we do the following;
- We have a discussion about behavioural expectations before we leave the house. I get him to tell me what is inappropriate behaviour and we discuss what the consequences would be (generally time out next to me or leave) I follow through every time even to my own detriment.
- I try and have him do something quite physical before we leave (ride a bike,jump on the trampoline) to bring down his energy levels and feed his sensory needs.
- Bribery works in my house. If he can walk nicely and help me at the shops or with his little brother he is allowed a small treat. It keeps him focused and is helpful as a reminder when we are out.
- When we had friends over and he would go into a meltdown I would have him go to his room for a while. He would have time out and a breather. I would talk to him once he had settled and he always came out and could play nicely.
- I give him tight hugs when he gets stressed and it seems to calm him
An interesting read is the book 'The Out of Sync Child' by Carol Kranowitz. I bought it on Book Depository. It explains the different types of sensory difficulties and how to help your child.
Last edited by Aquillah; 17-01-2014 at 21:17.
Last edited by Theboys&me; 18-01-2014 at 06:23.
Your DS1 sounds similar to my DS1. We've been working with a child psychologist who has labelled it loosely as 'social anxiety'.
We've been using PPP methods to help him work through his behaviours.
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