Stimming is a short form of self-stimulatory behavior and is also known as stereotypic behavior. In a person with autism stimming generally, refer to specific behavior. That includes rocking, hand- flapping, spinning, or repetition of words.
Stimming also was known as a symptom of autism, and it’s generally the most detectable. Basically, few typically developing people rock, flap, pace, or flick their fingers on a regular basis.
Autistic stimming are seem different from autism stimming. But, you can identify that subtler forms of stimming are also a kind of most people’s behavior patterns.
When you bitten your nails, tapped to your pencil, twirled your hair, or tap your toes, you’ve engaged in stimming. These stimming is most commonly done by the people during their working hours.
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Does every person with Asperger’s stim
Yes. In Asperger’s syndrome or ASD, the tried of Stimming, self-stimulatory behavior or repetitive behavior found as a part of it. The others being Social Interaction and Communication.
Even neurotypicals stimmed to relieve unwanted feelings of anxiety or stress. E.g. nail biting, hair twirling, tapping of feet and fingers, grinding of teeth. Unlike neurotypicals, Asperger’s stim is so intense because people become habitual of it. Or it becomes monotonous sometimes.
Sometimes, people don’t have control over the situation or things. also, if they feel overwhelmed, they stim to calm their self. And these are also their way of expressing their excitement into something. Examples of stimming Aspergers are hand flapping, tiptoeing, spinning, rocking jumping, running or even “echolalia” or repetition of words for no apparent reason.
Most of the people are aware of their stimming and can control it. For example, while having a romantic date we may not bite our nails. Also, there are a variety of people with autism who find difficulties to control their stim.
Stimming occurs because kids and youngster with ASD are:
- Oversensitive – Stimming can calm down because it lets them focus on just one thing.
- Under sensitive – Stimming like finger-flicking can stimulate their ‘underactive’ senses.
- Anxious – Stimming may relax you and decrease anxiety by focusing their attention on the stim or by producing a calming change in their bodies.
- Excited – Some children with Autism might flap their hands when they’re excited. They sometimes flap for a long time. When they’re excited, or flap, squeal and jump up and down at the same time.
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