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Why does an autistic child headbangs, rocking, twirling, spinning and hand flapping?

Why does an autistic child headbangs, rocking, twirling, spinning and hand flapping?

Typical symptoms: Autism is a biochemical disorder and these symptoms are typical of a sick brain. You need to see a physician who has been trained by "defeat autism now". The headquarters of the organizaion is in san diego and they cangive you directions. ...Read more

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Hand Flapping (Definition)

Movement involving flapping one or both hands. It is a stimming behavior. Although often associated with autism - this behavior can also occur with people ...Read more


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Hand flapping continue in autistic adults?

Hand flapping continue in autistic adults?

It certainly can: Hand flapping sometime fades over time, but it is not at all uncommon for it to continue throughout the life of an autistic individual. It is not harmful, per se; but, when excessive, it can interfere with other more productive behaviors. When severe, it sometimes is treated with antipsychotics, which typically reduce both frequency and duration of the hand flapping. ...Read more

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Baby and kid hand sanitizer information?

Baby and kid hand sanitizer information?

Be careful: If children's swallow these agent they could be harmful to the child and end up in er. ...Read more

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Autism and hand flapping?

Autism and hand flapping?

Self-stim: "hand-flapping" is a prominent form of self-stimulation. It is not clear why it is common in autism, but may have to do with anxiety, an inability to "connect" meaningfully outside of oneself (which seems to be what autistics have in common with blind or deaf persons, who also hand-flap and "stim" a lot), and/or difficulty with effective communication (like retarded persons, who often also "stim"). ...Read more

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3 year old son does hand flapping when excited.

3 year old son does hand flapping when excited.

Normal Behavior: Not to worry. As long as his growth and development, behavior are age appropriate, he is fine. ...Read more

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Toddler speech delay and arm flapping autistic or not?

Toddler speech delay and arm flapping autistic or not?

Needs evaluation!: Bring your toddler in to your pediatrician and voice your concerns about his development. We screen for a variety of early behaviors that increase risk. Does your child smile and interact with others? Does he gesture and point? Does he seem to understand what you say? How is his hearing? Does he have good eye contact with you and others? What does his preschool teacher think? Best of Luck! ...Read more

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6 month babyboy.sleeps less hand flapping attimes head banging last few days.shows toungueout when playing.rest normal.anglefreman syndrome?

6 month babyboy.sleeps less hand flapping attimes head banging last few days.shows toungueout when playing.rest normal.anglefreman syndrome?

Oh No!: If you are worried that your 6 month old may have Angelman's syndrome, pl rest in peace as most cases have significant developmental delays that your infant is not showing. The best thing would be to let your baby's pediatrician assess him during his 6 month visit. If your worries have started after a recent normal visit, the likelihood then would be even less. ...Read more

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Is head crawling in 10.5 months old infant normal? He is also doing weird hand movement (twirling his right hand).

Is head crawling in 10.5 months old infant normal? He is also doing weird hand movement (twirling his right hand).

Concerned : Using the head to crawl is unusual, especially when combined with abnormal head movements. An evaluation of motor strength and unusual muscular tone is warranted. A general pediatrician should be able to perform the initial exam and determine if further work up or referral is necessary. ...Read more

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Is hand flapping normal?

Is hand flapping normal?

No: It is not normal. May be neurotic or OCD mannerism, but may be organic. ...Read more

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Hand flapping in adults?

Hand flapping in adults?

Tremor: This sounds like a tremor, which could be neurological and needs evaluation. ...Read more

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Hand flapping and crossing eyes?

Hand flapping and crossing eyes?

Needs eye exam: Your question has very little information. Nevertheless, crossing of the eyes is not normal. It is more worrisome in a child since their brain is developing so i suggest a pediatric ophthalmologist exam. Arm flapping is non-specific so i suggest a neurologist exam. ...Read more

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My10m old babyboy makes grunting noises while playing.all milestones met and spells out mama dada also.is the noise making normal?

My10m old babyboy makes grunting noises while playing.all milestones met and spells out mama dada also.is the noise making normal?

Completely Normal: It sounds like your 10 month old is hitting all the appropriate developmental milestones. Saying mama and dada is right on time. Other noises like grunting and babbling are normal as well. Continue to engage your son and read him lots of books to encouraged language development. Enjoy every step, it goes by fast! ...Read more

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My baby is 4 months old & coos & laughs.my friends baby is 3 months and says Dada and mama. Is my baby not hitting his milestones?

My baby is 4 months old & coos & laughs.my friends baby is 3 months and says Dada and mama. Is my baby not hitting his milestones?

You baby is fine: Your baby is just fine. Your baby is doing exactly what is expected at that age. All babies develop at different rates, so I wouldn't worry at all. Most babies will say mama and Dada between 4-9 months. ...Read more

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Is it normal for 6 month old who has reached milestones early (rolling over, crawling) to have his hands shake grasping a toy? He feels rigid/muscular

Is it normal for 6 month old who has reached milestones early (rolling over, crawling) to have his hands shake grasping a toy? He feels rigid/muscular

Tough to say: Tough to say with this description, as it sounds like he is progressing well, but it is best to have him evaluated by his pediatrician, describing your concerns and letting the baby hold/grasp a toy during the exam so the dr. Can evaluate him and let you you know if it is normal or not. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Autistic spectrum 8yr old girl shows myclonic jerking upper body only while awake on video eeg. Same as stereotpyies, autistic stim or flapping?

Autistic spectrum 8yr old girl shows myclonic jerking upper body only while awake on video eeg. Same as stereotpyies, autistic stim or flapping?

Tics? If all the : Studies were normal, remember that 11% of children with ASD have tics. The latest studies show that kids with adhd who develop tics on the stimulants methylphenidate (concerta) ; amphetamines usually have an underlying tic disorder, so the meds unmask tics rather than induce them. Compulsions? Maybe, but usually not myoclonic. Adding Intuniv for adhd may reduce them, if they are complex tics. ...Read more

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Could my 3 year old be autistic?he is not yet pottu trained,has speech and language delay passed his hearing test.he throws very violent tempers.

Could my 3 year old be autistic?he is not yet pottu trained,has speech and language delay passed his hearing test.he throws very violent tempers.

It is hard to say ..: You did not provide enough clinical information. Does this happen in all environments or does he save these behaviors for you specifically. Does he exhibit periods of time where he is engaged in activities with other children: does he understand the language you use with him, does he have a range of emotions: happy, sad, etc. You should discuss these questions with your Pediatric Specialist- KB ...Read more

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Is hand flapping/kicking legs and hitting out when over-excited normal for an adult without autistic spectrum disorder?

Is hand flapping/kicking legs and hitting out when over-excited normal for an adult without autistic spectrum disorder?

NO: Obviously this is not "normal" behavior for any adult. There may be other psychiatric issues causing this but autistic spectrum disorder seems the most likely cause by far. Kids on the autistic spectrum tend to turn into adults on the spectrum, though often symptoms can become less severe over time, especially with proper treatment, which can include dietary changes, supplements and homeopathy. ...Read more

Tantrums (Definition)

Tantrums are an uncontrolled outburst of anger or frustration. They typically in ...Read more