Stim or tic
Posted 02 October 2008 - 12:34 PM
The only real difference when 'A' does this and 'H' does it, is that 'A' vocalises at the same time.
Is it possible that this is just a stim as oppose to a stim with 'A'?
The reason I ask, is because since 'A' has started on the risperidone, this behaviour has become more obvious.
Posted 02 October 2008 - 01:00 PM
A tic is a movement thats uncontrolable. Like a nervous twitch.
A stim is something someone does to stimulate them self or to block out other stimulating things or when they become over stimulated. Like flapping hands in front of face as they like the movement and it excites them or covering ears and humming to block out a sound or bouncing on tip toes (common ASD one) when excited and making a 'happy' noise.
Could one child have learnt it off the other? If not maybe its a medical thing?
Posted 02 October 2008 - 03:40 PM
Posted 02 October 2008 - 03:47 PM
Posted 03 October 2008 - 08:49 AM
My son on the other hand has a couple.... throat clearing ...its not as often as my daughters stims but he can go through periods when it can be regular...perhapes moments of stress or excitement. He also does this rather annoying humming whilst eating thing.
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