I guess this just shows how crazy this SPD thing can be!
Brady asked me this morning for water in a straw cup, kind of strange for him. I gave it to him, and he drank a little, but then proceeded to chew on the straw. I told him he couldn't chew on the straw b/c it'll break. He understood that, but kept asking what he could chew on. After school, I found him chewing/sucking on a finger. Then, later he was eating yogurt and kept twirling the spoon around in his mouth and chewing on it.
So I went online and ordered him some chew sticks to have around.
The weird thing is that he hasn't chewed on anything like this in over a year! I remember back when we were first figuring all this out, he was chewing on his fingers alot. But he hasn't done it since we started OT, so it was a surprise this morning. I was always glad that he didn't chew on things, so I hope this phase will go quickly because it's just gross. I'm guessing it'll stop by the time the chew sticks arrive.
It's really crazy how their little sensory systems can change things up so much from day to day.
Don't Give Up
5 years ago