Self-stimulatory behaviors is also called “stereotypy” or “stimming” and may be present in both autistic and neuro-typical individuals. These behaviors may include repetitive body movements, such as flapping arms or rocking back and forth, or the repetitive movements of objects, using toys, various objects they routinely select, or opening and closing doors. Repetitive sounds may also take place, such as grunts, sighing, or repeating the same words over and over.
Treatment for such behavior is provided by Occupational Therapists or by ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) technicians. Watch this video to learn more!