Hand Flapping in children

What Causes Flapping and Self-Stimulatory Behaviors?

“Self-stimulatory behaviors are common in children with autism as well as those with sensory processing disorders. However, typically-developing children sometimes do these things as well. Just because your child is flapping or doing other self-stimulatory behaviors, it doesn’t mean he has autism. Many people see a child rocking or flapping and they think, “Oh, that child has autism.” That’s not always the case!”

Source: Speech and Language Kids

Great Handout with step by step details on how to intervien with flapping behaviors: stop-flapping-handout

How to decrease hand flapping

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