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Question by  tru (144)

How do you keep an autistic child from stemming?

I have heard that some people have been successful with stopping this behavior.


Answer by  rosieposey78 (1304)

Stimming is a type of repetitive behavior such as humming, rocking back and forth, or flapping arms usually triggered by a strong emotion. It is used by the autistic person to calm themselves or excite themselves. No treatment is needed unless child is hurting themselves. Stopping one specific type of stim often only results in the child picking another stim.


Answer by  okcmouseketeer (779)

We were able to reduce my daughters stemming with a weight vest and compression clothing. You can purchase them online or at therapy shops. Weight belts, lap weights, and weight blankets can also be helpful to provide stimulus for sensory issues.


Answer by  MattK (1713)

If you are attempting to prevent or curtail stemming in an autistic child, you should remove all traces of giberilic acid. This has the ability to cause extensive stemming and seedling growth.


Answer by  Jalaine11 (2043)

If your child is not hurting themselves you might not want to stop there stemming behavior. This stemming is how your autistic child deals with the stimulating circumstances around him.


Answer by  worker7654 (1033)

Try to avert the child from doing that behavior with toys or other things that the child likes but they are hard to stop.


Answer by  raj76 (4)

First step is to find a effective support like looking for state department of health for any supportive activities. second method is to not down the stemming frequency. To reduce it further discourage it if it is felt necessary and to do so the reason for the occurrence of stemming is important

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