You know that terrible sound of chalk screeching across a chalkboard? Imagine it a gazillion times a day. Yes...eeks!
Maxwell just got a lot of new teeth and he grinds them constantly. I am calling his dentist tomorrow (he has a "specialist" of course in Seattle) and get his opinion. His speech therapists have mixed opinions on what to do.
The main issue is probably that he needs more sensory input in his mouth. Most kiddos at this age would be chewing a lot and he simply doesn't have the capability or opportunity with solid foods quite yet. I am working with him on it, but he just has not mastered the art of chewing. But he sure thinks it is funny when I demonstrate with wild exaggerations!
And I also give him various toys to chew on, but nothing has interested him much. And seriously, he does it all the time...and it is LOUD. I can hear the grinding even from another room! It cannot be good for his teeth or jaw, and that is my main concern.
We'll see! This is such a minor problem compared to everything else, but my nerves are saying...fix this quickly! :)