Do neurologists understand this behavior? It doesn't seem to be self-soothing like rocking back and forth. It looks so strange and disturbing.
Why do autistic kids flap their hands around?
|by Anonymous||reply 35||09/14/2013|
Here watch the video made by an autistic woman- it's incredibly interesting. She is able to write but not speak - she explains what she's doing. She doesn't explicitly state why she's waving her hands but tries to explain (through a synthetic voice) what's going on in her mind.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||01/08/2013|
Hey I see a lot of hands flapping around in Soho too!
|by Anonymous||reply 4||01/08/2013|
Just how many autism threads do you plan on starting?
OP = troll.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||01/08/2013|
So you're saying he:
|by Anonymous||reply 7||01/08/2013|
So nobody know what causes this atavistic gesture?
|by Anonymous||reply 8||01/08/2013|
R2's video reveals that women to be neurotypical enough to communicate her atypicality (ironic, I know). She never talks about the reasons for her behavior - was she actually interested in sharing her world, or just chastising us for not understanding it? It's like castigating someone for not understanding Egyptian hieroglyphics - you can't do that until you hand them a Rosetta Stone.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||01/08/2013|
wow, r3, you starved your cat to make it cry out in hunger and you seem to think that starving people with autism will somehow ...what, exactly? cure them of autism? stop them from flapping their hands? meow for tuna?
if someone "forgot" to feed you would it cure you of your idiocy?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||01/08/2013|
Perhaps, OP, they were all unduly influenced by Leonardo DiCaprio's performance in "What's Eating Gilbert Grape."
|by Anonymous||reply 11||01/08/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 12||01/08/2013|
It could be a side effect from the antipsychotic meds many autistic people take.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/08/2013|
They're flapping away the stench of your pussy.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/08/2013|
My cousin doesn't do this. He's 7 years old. OP is a sick $18 hooker-troll.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||01/08/2013|
R13, that isn't true. I know someone who was mentally ill who died of starvation, lived alone. Very sad.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||01/08/2013|
Jesus, R3, you are pathological. Poor cat.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||01/08/2013|
It has a name, the hand flapping, angelmans or something. I forget.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||01/08/2013|
There are many reasons for this behavior.
Some do it, when they are anxious, agitated, exited, nervous, and etc.
Non-autistic people flap their hands too, if they get excited after winning the lottery. They'll jump up and start flapping their hands.
They'll flap their hands, when they eat something too spicy.
Well, not quite in the same manner as am autistic, but the flapping is a reaction to the sensory overload.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||01/09/2013|
Tell us first why you do it OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||01/09/2013|
Haha R21, shaming OP by saying that he acts autistic is hilarious!
|by Anonymous||reply 22||01/09/2013|
Is it weird that I found r1's reply sort of sweet?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||01/09/2013|
Stimming releases tension and can be soothing. I don't flap my hands but I do other things like rock and hum deeply (the vibrations feel good).
|by Anonymous||reply 25||01/09/2013|
Has anyone here seen that beautiful Iams cat food commercial concerning Ziggy the cat opening up autistic boy Jake's very private world?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||01/09/2013|
Releases tension. It's like how normal people might yell or pound their hand on a table when mad. Maybe autistic people have tension build up to uncomfortable levels more quickly or often.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||01/09/2013|
Ok troll. Really?
You bumped a year old thread to say THAT??
Are you 8?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||09/09/2013|
Dat's duh suck job, OP!
|by Anonymous||reply 30||09/09/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 31||09/09/2013|
Not rocket science. Have you ever "had it up to here and are about to lose your mind?" You flap. Now, imagine feeling like that much of the time. You'd flap.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||09/09/2013|