Tuesday, July 12, 2011

So I have noticed for the past 2 weeks or so that Jacob is walking differently. He's always been pigeon toed and used a funny gait, and when I first saw him moving this way, I assumed he had a rash on his bottom, and when that wasn't so, I checked his feet and shoes to look for a sore spot or blisters.

But now I'm thinking it may be a stim way of walking. Like hand shaking or rocking, some kids with autism walk on their toes. I wonder if years of medication had suppressed it. Its like he's just gotten off a horse and trying to walk tippy-toed.

I'm not worried about it, but I am going to keep a close eye on it. I think there may be all sorts of things in Jacob's behavior, health and personality that may be coming through after the meds are completely out of his system.

1 comment:

M said...

Do you think he has tactile defensiveness in the bottoms of his feet? Also related to feet, I give my son a foot massage with lotion every day as part of his BH program to wake up his brain, because there are so many proprioceptors in the bottoms of our feet. He generally really enjoys this.