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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Please Help My Son to Quit Screeching!

 Hi, I have a 3 1/2 year old son and hes recently been diagnosed by 2 different doctors. And we are now working on getting him some help. I was wondering if anyone had any advice for me to help my son to quit his constant screaming/screeching.

Thoughts from a mom:

Hope today is going better for you. Autism isn't an easy fix problem. There are so many triggers, so many solutions. Some help with some, but not others. I have trained my autistic daughter to go to her room and cry it out. I try to work with her as much as possible, but sometimes I don't think they know what is setting them off. I think once they are in a "rage" it just needs to run it's course, as long as they aren't hurting themselves or someone else. Sometimes my daughter wants to be held tightly... other times I can't touch her at all. She will come out of her room and say, "I'm happy now!"

The best solution is trying to find out what causes most breakdowns and prevent it. Watch diet, Cod Liver Oil (vitacost has best price on Carlson which is good ... want 500mg of DHA a day) helps with moods, check stimuli.

Get yourself some support and try and get a break every now and then if possible. A great board for autism support http://www.autism-pdd.net/forum/default.…

Hang in there!!
From a Mother of 5, mom to one of PPDNOS and one autistic

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1 comment:

Demian said...

Hi there - my aspie son is very verbal as well. We were told earlier this year that mint can help with some of that verbal stim stuff. we've tried it and it really works. I know you said you are working with a 3 1/2 year old so the hard candy mints (lifesavers are what we use) might be a choking hazard - but if he can handle it!

I'm curious to see if it works for you. Email me if you want at neurotypicalmom@gmail.com. Or visit my blog at neurotypicalmom.com

Good luck!

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