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
- complex mannerisms/stereotypies
- hand flapping
- Verbal Communicative Skills
- lack of expressive language
- vocal expressiveness