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Have you found that stimming lessens or stops completely as they get older?

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adeline27
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Have you found that stimming lessens or stops completely as they get older?

I find my DS stimming when overalls excited but wondering if it will wear off as he gets older.

Posted 3/30/13 7:02 AM
 

Domino
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Re: Have you found that stimming lessens or stops completely as they get older?

For DS, I have found that it has lessoned as he has gotten older. When he was first diagnosised, he would stim all the time. Now, he mostly does it when he is very tired or way overstimulated. Also because he is older I can usually redirect him.

Posted 3/30/13 2:06 PM
 

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Re: Have you found that stimming lessens or stops completely as they get older?

Posted by Domino

For DS, I have found that it has lessoned as he has gotten older. When he was first diagnosised, he would stim all the time. Now, he mostly does it when he is very tired or way overstimulated. Also because he is older I can usually redirect him.



Same here! DS does it less. He does it when excited, but, even that has calmed down a bit. He is very easy to redirect as well. He even corrects himself sometimes by sitting on his hands or just simply clapping to "get it out".

Posted 3/30/13 3:56 PM
 

A3CM
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Have you found that stimming lessens or stops completely as they get older?

I found that the more noticeable swims have lessened, but as he got older new ones were formed. He is almost 6 now

Posted 3/30/13 8:57 PM
 

BeachGirl11
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Re: Have you found that stimming lessens or stops completely as they get older?

I was wondering and would be SOOO appreciative if everyone could share.....what are some of the specific "stimming" behaviors that your children are showing? I've read your comments on more or less as they mature, but I still don't quite have a good handle on what is considered a stim? Thanks so much for sharing.

Posted 3/31/13 10:47 PM
 

BargainMama
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Re: Have you found that stimming lessens or stops completely as they get older?

Posted by BeachGirl11

I was wondering and would be SOOO appreciative if everyone could share.....what are some of the specific "stimming" behaviors that your children are showing? I've read your comments on more or less as they mature, but I still don't quite have a good handle on what is considered a stim? Thanks so much for sharing.



My son is a teen, PDD-NOS, verbal, he hand flaps when excited and jumps up and down. He also makes this "nnnnnn" noise when he is really into something, like playing a computer game, etc. He also rocks back and forth sometimes, although that has seemed to lessen. The other things have not lessened as he has gotten older though.

Posted 4/1/13 11:55 AM
 

BeachGirl11
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Re: Have you found that stimming lessens or stops completely as they get older?

Thanks.

Posted 4/1/13 4:56 PM
 

rsquared
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Re: Have you found that stimming lessens or stops completely as they get older?

I asked my brother about this. He has ASD and is now 18 and very bright. When he was 5/6 he was non-verbal, stimmed all the time, echolailic, etc. I asked him if he ever plays with his sticks anymore (he used to stim by waving these sticks from a block set back and forth by his eyes) and he told me that "when I was younger, he needed the sticks to see how the world was, but now I have a computer so I can use that." I thought that was a pretty cool answer. I guess he still has the urge for that stimulation, but he gets it from more appropriate sources now.

Posted 4/1/13 10:09 PM
 

ruby
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Re: Have you found that stimming lessens or stops completely as they get older?

Posted by rsquared

I asked my brother about this. He has ASD and is now 18 and very bright. When he was 5/6 he was non-verbal, stimmed all the time, echolailic, etc. I asked him if he ever plays with his sticks anymore (he used to stim by waving these sticks from a block set back and forth by his eyes) and he told me that "when I was younger, he needed the sticks to see how the world was, but now I have a computer so I can use that." I thought that was a pretty cool answer. I guess he still has the urge for that stimulation, but he gets it from more appropriate sources now.



That's so interesting!! I love that he can verbalize and explain the "why" aspect for you. I can't wait until DS can do that too, I think it will help all of so much as for now (at 4 y.o.) so much is a guessing game.

Posted 4/2/13 1:43 PM
 

rsquared
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Re: Have you found that stimming lessens or stops completely as they get older?

Posted by ruby

Posted by rsquared

I asked my brother about this. He has ASD and is now 18 and very bright. When he was 5/6 he was non-verbal, stimmed all the time, echolailic, etc. I asked him if he ever plays with his sticks anymore (he used to stim by waving these sticks from a block set back and forth by his eyes) and he told me that "when I was younger, he needed the sticks to see how the world was, but now I have a computer so I can use that." I thought that was a pretty cool answer. I guess he still has the urge for that stimulation, but he gets it from more appropriate sources now.



That's so interesting!! I love that he can verbalize and explain the "why" aspect for you. I can't wait until DS can do that too, I think it will help all of so much as for now (at 4 y.o.) so much is a guessing game.



It is really cool! At 4, he was in diapers, hand-flapping and scripting Barney all day, so he has really come a long way! He is such a logical thinker, and really surprises me with his take on the world. Yesterday, he told me that our stepsister "Looks too expensive because she has fake hair and gold sunglasses" and he "thinks she should be more responsible and save her money for a down payment." It was so funny! We all think it, and he is the one who lays it all out so clearly.

I hope one day your DS can tell you all about what is in his brain!

Posted 4/2/13 2:30 PM
 
 
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