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... My almost 3 year old loves to rock and flaps his arms when he is excited. I was thinking it was a cute habit and now the speech therapist wrote it in his report and I am worried. ... (4 replies)
... how do you describe arm flapping as listed as one of the red flags? ... (4 replies)
... autistic. Drew flaps his arms when he is excited about something. When he is waiting for us to put in his favorite video or he sees his favorite commercial. He doesn't hum either just yells and smiles. ... (4 replies)

Need help
Jun 9, 2011
... Stemming can take a lot of turns. Sometimes the child will stop a stemming behavior only to pick up on a new one. Hand flapping or finger flipping close to the eyes is common stemming behaviors. My son loved to constantly jump up in down or spin in circles. ... (8 replies)
... that he flapped his arms. My son loves to rock in his highchair, stroller and chair. He flaps his arms when he is excited. He will flap his arms when he sees his toy car fall off his tracks, etc. ... (3 replies)
... He does have some words but very limitied , at least he does have some speech. When he can't express himself he gets outraged and needs an outlet, so screaming seems to work for him right now. ... (9 replies)
... ing speech assistance and social skills help. He was not diagnosed to be on the spectrum although sometimes I wonder since he shows some small signs like rocking when he is tired and flapping his arms when he is excited. I was told by a medical team that he does not have the BIG A. ... (3 replies)
... If she's sitting down, she'll also balance on her tailbone while she's doing it. She does it when she's excited about something. The dr's still count it as hand flapping, even though her hands are still. ... (4 replies)
... and he also flaps his arms and hands when he is excited. He also swings his head around. Someone once told me that these things also relieve stress for our children. ... (4 replies)
... happy. Runs in circles around coffee table when music is playing or spins self around without seeming a bit dizzy. ... (8 replies)
Worried Granny
Oct 18, 2004
... He sounds fine to me. Just rocking or flapping hands doesn't necessarily indicate autism. He sounds very social, and his vocabulary seems right about where it should be. ... (4 replies)
... The kind of arm flapping River does is when he's really excited he bounces up and down on his bottom and kind of waves his arms, bent at the elbow. ... (11 replies)
... ld son has been tensing his whole body like that since he was little. I too thought it looked like isometrics and I still think it's sensory related. He does it when he's excited especially. ... (1 replies)
... on his forehead with ANYTHING. He has hit himself in the forehead with the remote control so hard, he has left a bruise. He also bangs his head into our head and when he is being held and gets excited, he bangs his head and face in our shoulder, face or collar bone. ... (7 replies)
Social Stories
Jun 14, 2006
... old son has taken to these. He's flapping his arms in the most excited way when we read through them. He reads them along with me with the most excited look on his face. ... (4 replies)
Im Very Worried..
Jul 20, 2005
... rful. my son was not like that at 11 months. My sons hand flapping was more like a continual opening and closing of his hands and fingers,then he would shake his arms and hands up and down when he would get excited about something. A lot of normal kids also display this behaviour. ... (6 replies)
... He gets obsessed you could say with his playstation 2, and gameboy, when he plays he doesn't listen or take notice of things around him and gets very angry and tearful when it has to go off. ... (7 replies)
Dec 3, 2012
... for about a year. She tends to flap when watching T.V. or when she gets excited when we're out in public. ... (1 replies)
... order. Such as the toe walking... However, if he is not doing that all the time then this may not be a issue at all. Their are some children who do this behavior when overstimulated, or excited. My son who has a diagnoses of autism toe walked from the time he learned to walk. ... (10 replies)
... d about my nephew. As a baby he was very laid back. Slept well ate well. He walked at 19 mnths old and started to walk on his toes. He continually flapped his arms alot. He at one point became terrified of the blow dryer. He tends to play different as well. ... (10 replies)

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