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This is likely a normal behavior variant
It is a form of self stimulatory behavior,
that can be seen in some normal kids
and other kids with problems like Autism Spectrum Disorder
Is that considered hand flapping?
In most cases, if there is no other significant behavioral problem
the child is likely to out grow it
Does she flap her hand ?
What would be another significant behavioral problem?
Because jumping, bouncing & spinning are commonly associated with hand flapping
No....sometimes she moves her whole arm up and down but she doesn't do the wrist need thing...
Wrist bend thing*
Why don't you make a video and show it to her pediatrician, or post it to a private website and share the link
If it occurs very frequently, then yes it is a form of hand flapping/ self stimulatory behavior
Like maybe two or 3 times a week....not always when she gets excited.
It seems that a wait & watch approach is reasonable in this situation
And if possible a video may be helpful too
She always excelled other milestones....people comment all the time on how smart she is. Total strangers that hear her talking to us while we are shopping, eating, etc.
But I ask her does she do other bc her little cousin does and she respond...yes. she didn't do it till they started playing together. Could she be mimicking her?
As I said, it does not seem to be a serious problem, possibly a mild form of hand flapping, that will resolve with the passage of time,
Possible, but if it happens even in the absence of the cousin, then could be a spontaneous expression of her behavior
What is other serious behavior problems you were speaking of?
I was speaking about Autism like behavior traits that can manifest with hand flapping like repetitive behavior
This DOES NOT seem to apply to your girl
It just appears to be a behavior of an excitable 5 year old, that will become less apparent as she grows up
Well when she used room get mad if we told her no she would hit herself or hit the wall with her head. But that only happened a few times and she hasn't done that in a bit. But she just wanted her way and thought that if she did that we would give in and when we didn't she stopped I guess. That's not what u were talking about was it?
No, not really
You meant like delays and things like that?
What you are describing is fairly normal
Again, I do not think that is a problem in your situation
She is very defiant her ped said she's at that age!
I have a 3 year old, and I agree
So she could wither be mimicking her cousin or its just a normal stimulation technique? Do all kids have self stimulating things?
Many kids, especially the strong willed types .....
and the ones that bored easily and are intelligent !
That's her in a nutshell!! Very intelligent and gets bored very easily!! There are several children in her class that are autistic and her teacher I'm sure would have mentioned something if she thought there were signs.
Now you are on the right track
So you were saying that the normal children who are very intelligent and bore easily. many of them have self stimulating behaviors?
They want her iq tested bc they think it is very high btw! :-)
All the best
Were you answering "yes" to the question I asked about the normal children who get bored and are intelligent, many of th have self stimulating behaviors? Cause then you put true....
Is there anything else I can help you with ?
True or yes? What I'm asking is when you said many kids, especially the strong willed type who are intelligent and bore easily do self stimulating behavioral things. Were you meaning "many normal children"?
This is getting confusing
Yes I meant many normal kids especially the strong willed type who are intelligent and bore easily do self stimulating behavioral things
Ok!! I guess you were saying yes and that statement was true.. I get it now! Thanks!
And let me know if you need additional inputs
So I don't need to worry and stress anymore....this just sounds like a normal 5 year old behavior?
Given that you have already left 108 positive ratings, I hope that I will get one too !
Yes it does
When I was saying ppl say I should get her iq tested I wasn't meaning her peds...I am a pharmacy intern and all of my pharmacists I work for have said I should bc they see how smart she is! I didn't mean her ped! That docent change your answers does it?
I still believe that it is normal behavior on her part,
Maybe she got her smarts from me!! Ha! She wants to be a dentist!
So it does not really change my answer
I am sure she can do that if she wants to ...
You didn't take the iq testing thing in consideration when you were answering did you?
I did not
I forgot one last thing.....autism I read is usually diagnosed by age 3 bc they learn how to speak mad hear...and then they lose speech capability sometimes. Considering she is 5....the Dr would have said or seen something by now correct??