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Do people with asperger's or autism do hand flapping?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine
11 doctors agree
In brief: Sometimes
This movement can be common, can be present all the time or can only be there a little bit, or sometimes not at all.
Each individual with autism is an individual. If it is present, i consider it significant. If it is absent it doesn't mean autism is not present.

In brief: Sometimes
This movement can be common, can be present all the time or can only be there a little bit, or sometimes not at all.
Each individual with autism is an individual. If it is present, i consider it significant. If it is absent it doesn't mean autism is not present.
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Sometimes
Hand flapping is a common but not universal behavior in individuals in the autism spectrum disorder.
It sometimes is called "self-stimming (short for stimulation), but that probably is not why the individuals do it. It is not, per se, harmful, but it can be so time-consuming that nothing else gets done; also it makes them stand out among their peers, which parents find disturbing.

In brief: Sometimes
Hand flapping is a common but not universal behavior in individuals in the autism spectrum disorder.
It sometimes is called "self-stimming (short for stimulation), but that probably is not why the individuals do it. It is not, per se, harmful, but it can be so time-consuming that nothing else gets done; also it makes them stand out among their peers, which parents find disturbing.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Frank Gaskill
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
In brief: Asperger's
Yes. They can but not all.
Clay marzo does something similar to hand flapping. It's a way to express excitement but can also be a self-soothing strategy. Here is an overview. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds.

In brief: Asperger's
Yes. They can but not all.
Clay marzo does something similar to hand flapping. It's a way to express excitement but can also be a self-soothing strategy. Here is an overview. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds.
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Dr. Frank Gaskill
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