Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-24-2013, 12:53 PM   #1
aries416
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,527
Stimming but not autistic?

Anyone have a kid who has stimming behaviors, but is not autistic?


My daughter has them and so does my son. Both of them can stop and maintain joint attention when they are doing the stim, which convinced specialists that it wasn't autism related.

I'm very concerned about the social ramifications of it because it does seem like something that calms them or helps them process things. My DD moves her hands rapidly by her face and my son will kind of grab at his diaper or hit his diaper. It's pretty obvious what they are doing and distracting. They both CAN stop if they are distracted/redirected to something new. My son's comes out a lot more when he's excited about something. My daughter's is now only really prevalent when she's looking at a book.

My husband plays with a string and I've always been a nail biter, which I'm reading is somewhat all related to stimming. Is it all just genetic?

Advertisement

__________________
Eleanor, mama to Maren (07.05.08) and Grant (10.20.10)
aries416 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2013, 06:32 PM   #2
Suzi
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 3,196
My Mood:
Re: Stimming but not autistic?

We all stim, just some stimming is more disruptive than others. My dsd is not autistic but she still flaps her hands like crazy when she is excited. The only people that notice are people from my autism world (my youngest is profoundly autistic). I wouldn't worry about it at all. The fact that they can stop is a great sign, it doesn't sound like it will impede them at all.
__________________
Suzi, working mama to my ODS(2004) , YDS(2006), DSD(2004) and married to the love of my life
Suzi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2013, 08:08 PM   #3
aries416
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,527
Re: Stimming but not autistic?

My daughter just got hers under control. It was pretty intense for a while because she would make noise while moving her hands by her face. We got the noises to stop at least.

My son's stim is much more obvious. He is in speech and his SLP says he can go through flash cards (he loves it!) and name 70+ objects successfully while stimming away. He's been doing it a lot more this week, but he's also had huge gains with language. I'm thinking it's possibly related to developmental leaps because it helps calm/focus him.
__________________
Eleanor, mama to Maren (07.05.08) and Grant (10.20.10)
aries416 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.