Question by  clamesiacollierhotmailcom (13)

What is meant by autism hand gesture?

I'm interested in whether there are hand gestures characteristic of autistic people.


Answer by  Connie45 (1110)

These can be unconscious gestures an austic chid uses to stimulate himself or keep moving. They can also be a means for the child to communicate. A type of sign language is also taught to parents and those who work with autistic children, to facilitate communication with the child.


Answer by  cathybellejones (309)

The brain of a person with autism has a different timing than that of most people. This can cause unusual gestures or even tics to occur. Sometimes the nerves that control movement can become rigid and to release this tension, a hand movement may occur without any forethought or warning. This is referred to as autistic spontaneous motion.


Answer by  April (296)

When someone says "autism hand gesture" they are referring to a type of self expression used by autistic people as a form of communication. This can be a characteristic of autism but does not necessarily mean this person is autistic. There are other factors than can help decide that are better than this.


Answer by  ferfer72 (2623)

Autistic people have a tendency to "stim". This isn't always with hands, but it can be. It's a way for the person to keep moving.


Answer by  Vanasatchy (816)

First let us know what is Autism< It is found when the brain is not developed properly. These types of children will not respond to others and will not have any eye contact. They will be on their own. Here by autism hand gesture we mean the movement of the hands to get the attention of the child.

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