While at my son's teacher conference the other day she mentioned (and it was total news to me) that he has some major needs for sensory INPUT. I hadn't heard that before but it totally explains why he does the things he does. I was almost relieved. He's getting a lot of OT which I didn't realize (he's in a special needs program for a major speech delay).
She said they use a weighted pillow for circle time, and sometimes those exercise stretch bands that they have tied around a chair that he can use when he needs to. In OT he gets to run around and go through tubes, etc.
I want to do all I can at home--but not sure what. The OT wasn't there to answer those questions---so until I can speak with her, I thought I'd consult my mommy experts.
Any toy ideas, items for the house, etc?
ETA; He basically has a need to grab things and bang his body against stuff. Most of the time it's just him squeezing my leg or ramming in to me--that type of stuff. His body basically NEEDS input like that.