WHATS UP WITH THE CHEWIES?: you may have noticed a chewie in Jaxson's mouth for a lot of the pictures/videos I have recently posted, and I've had quite a few questions about it. So here it is. Jax loves his suckie and has always liked teethers. He's a kid that puts EVERYTHING in his mouth. EVERYRHING. Recently we've noticed him starting to lick the palms of his hands over and over again when he is excited/stimulated/anxious etc. Well that's just plain disgusting 🤢. So we have finally cued in that he's a kid that majorly seeks oral stimulation. I kid you not giving him a chewie has been LIFE CHANGING! there is no way we would have had an even semi-enjoyable Disney day if he didnt have one. Having a chewie has almost completely eliminated the annoying overstimulated sounds and behaviors. It has totally regulated him and keeps him calm and even keel. He is more attentive and more willing to work hard during therapy. So the next time you see a kid "too old for a teether" remember Mr Jax and how its helped him. That kiddo isn't 'strange', they are simply self regulating ❤ #downwithjax#downsyndrome#downsyndromeadoption#adoption#t21#sensory#sensorykid#oralsensory#sensoryseeker#lifechanging#chewies
HELEN GROGAN OBJECTS AS SCORE (for photographic outcomes) no. 4 2014 - 2017 photograph on archival matte paper, mounted on aluminium Exhibition | The Score Group Show 1 August - 5 November 2017 Curated by Jacqueline Doughty On view at The IAN POTTER MUSEUM of ART - The University of Melbourne www.art-museum.unimelb.edu.au www.helengrogan.com @potterunimelb @helen_grogan @jacquelinedoughty
Of all people, you'd think *I* would've remembered the BEFORE pic.
You guys, tonight, Elliott ate almost 2/3 of his dinner, and at least three bites from every compartment! He usually eats 3-5 bites TOTAL from one compartment and that's it for dinner. And I could just physically see how AWFUL it was for him to chew the texture of his meatballs. But by bite three he did so much better.