Stimming (aka. Self-stimulatory behavior / Stereotypy)

Stimming is referred to as the repetitive motion of the body or objects frequently seen in persons with autism.  It can be hand flapping, rocking or spinning.  I mention it here under listening, as one of the instances when stimming can be observed is when a child is overstimulated, as in not able to listen in a classroom because too much is going on.

Amythest Schaber who has produced several videos on YouTube (under the moniker “Ask an Autistic”) provides an in-depth description of stimming, from the point of view of a person with autism.

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