Hand Flapping

Video Summary

Dr. Smith comments on hand flapping in a child on the spectrum, and considers possible triggers and motivations for this behavior.

"...how you process that over stimulation is what's different between typical children and autistic children. "
— Christopher Smith, PhD


    • Nonverbal Communicative Skills
    • gesturing
    • Restricted
    • complex mannerisms/stereotypies
    • hand flapping
    • Verbal Communicative Skills
    • lack of expressive language
    • vocal expressiveness

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