For many kids with RS, spinning is a part of their life. They spin when they stand still. They spin as they walk. They spin when they sit on the floor. Like a tiny little top. Abby is one of those children. The girl needs to spin in order to regulate her body (at least that's how I understand her explanations). I don't mind her spinning but we do try to keep it to a minimum at school so she doesn't distract others.
We have tried MANY therapies and strategies to get the spinning under control but have had little success. While I wish this post was written to outline a strategy that worked, it isn't. :D Instead I am happy to say we found a place where she can spin and whirl and turn and twirl until her little heart (and brains) content.
She is the twirliest, most accomplished spinner in the entire ballet class!
Posted by Kristen Fescoe