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Is it possible to have ssb/stimming (in particular, moving fingers in front of the eyes in bright light/day time & not be autistic?

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
SSB/Stimming: Self stimulatory behavior SSB/stimming can be seen in neurotypical people as well as autistic people. An example is foot tapping that is seen in many adults. Infants and children often engage in SSB - these SSB often fades as the child ages. For more about stimming and autism check out www.thinkingautismguide.com
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Last updated Oct 23, 2017

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