Hand Flapping

Video Summary

Some children with autism display unusual, complicated movements of their hands or whole body, such as tensing their muscles, bouncing, or flapping their arms and hands when they are excited, distressed or seeking sensory input. The following clip shows a child engaging in these movements in different several different settings.


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    • hand flapping
    • complex mannerisms/stereotypies
    • Verbal Communicative Skills
    • lack of receptive language

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