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Is this normal for trisomy 21. Hand flapping?
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Yes
Hand flapping can occur with a variey of conditions, including trisomy 21 and many forms of intellectual disability.
It typically occurs as "overflow, " when the child is excited or frustrated. It is not dangerous, per se; if it occurs so persistently that it interferes with more desirable activities, antipsychotics sometimes are used to diminish the frequency; behavioral approaches may work too.

In brief: Yes
Hand flapping can occur with a variey of conditions, including trisomy 21 and many forms of intellectual disability.
It typically occurs as "overflow, " when the child is excited or frustrated. It is not dangerous, per se; if it occurs so persistently that it interferes with more desirable activities, antipsychotics sometimes are used to diminish the frequency; behavioral approaches may work too.
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