The other day while at OT with Emmett we learned a new sensory trick that seems to help Emmett out.
Basically, it’s sour spray. It provides a tremendous amount of sensory input that benefits Emmett. He actually seeks it out now. Although, truth be told it almost feels like training a dog but it does work and I tend to not question things that work.
If I need Emmett to get dressed and he won’t, I offer him a spray. Once he gets the spray he seems more cooperative and will get dressed without as much trouble.
I know this sounds weird, and maybe someone can chime in here with a better explanation but it provides a significant amount of input. The OT’s where we go have been doing this for awhile and it has a similar effect as brushing. Your particular milage may vary, as all kids are different but I thought I would share this in hopes it can help someone else.
What we use is Warehead Super Sour. We got them at the local WalMart for about $0. 75 each.
Like I said, it sorta feels wrong but it works and it helps. Just don’t whistle for your kids to come and get a spray or say things like sit, roll over ect, and you should be fine.