Ds is 9yo. is PETRIFIED of fireworks and balloons. Wiht balloons, it's because of the fear they may pop and make a loud BAM! (same with fireworks, really, but those are not as...
common). At camp today, the clown they have was working on balloon animals with kids. My ds REFUSED to go near the pool/locker room for afternoon swim because of all the balloons that were in there, and walked aroudn with a unit head during swim time because of them. At least he will never ever go near a gun, same noise, terrifies him
he has been in OT for 3 years for SPD and Fine motor deficits, behavioral therapy. His coping skill is walking away and not going near them. Which is 100000x bettter than three...(more)8-1-2013 10:11pm
years ago when he would have a full on adult panic attack