Gross Motor Skills
Poor Eating Habits
Poor Motor Planning
Poor Writing Skills
Restless Legs Syndrome
Ways of Thinking
"There are a plethora of symptoms that affect
children with special needs".
behaviors of different sorts are the most common symptom. Yet, these
behaviors can occur for several other reasons:
- Emotional distress
- Ask yourself "has the child had any
changes in his/her life lately that could be stressful?
- Encourage your child to express any
concerns they may have
- Medical reasons
- Keep your primary care physician advised of
any new behaviors, especially those that could be caused by
a medical condition (such as bedwetting).
- Reinforced habit
- Some children repeat behaviors to get the
reaction from others
- Examine your and your providers reaction to
- Method of communication what they really need
- Especially for the non-verbal or
non-expressive child acting out to get what they want can easily
become a habit. Picture cards are just one solution.
Recognizing the symptoms and medical
conditions is the first step towards
the diagnosis and treatment.
Also, by recognizing the behavior as a symptom, providers are more
apt to be understanding and patient.
Also see the Definition
of Sensory Terms