Stimming (aka. Self-stimulatory behavior / Stereotypy)

Swimming 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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s