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  • Body movements

    Hi there, My baby is 7 months old and has been wiggling fingers (like spirit fingers) when she is excited, anxious and sometimes doing nothing, both hands/fingers at the same time. She also rotates her wrist once in awhile, that one is not often. She has met all her milestones pretty bang on and is the most happy, smiley baby I’ve ever seen. She knows her name, however, when she is super focused on something she tends to ignore me. But she absolutely knows her name and my voice, when my husband and I walk in to a room she smiles big. She loves her grandparents and really anyone, she smiles at strangers. Of course I did some reading on the body movements mentioned about and they talk about autism spectrum. I’m really concerned for this because both of her cousins on my side and her dads side, have autism (my nephew and my husbands nephew). Are the things my daughter is doing at her age typical for learning babies? Thank you so much. I get into my head a lot and over think things, I would love some input. Thank you!

    Posted September 7, 2022 at 7:11 pm
  • Finger Flicking(opening and closing of fingers) 7 months

    My 7 month old does finger flicking a lot on surfaces such as toys, clothes, my neck when held. sometimes in air too(rarely) Is it something to be worried about?

    Posted April 14, 2020 at 12:19 am
  • Hand Flapping

    I am a confused new mom who is concerned about few issues of her 2.5 year old toddler. Firstly, my son tends to flap his hands vigorously when he gets overloaded with excitement. Secondly, he does not point at objects for wanting something. However, he does point with his index finger when asked to direct at something. Please note that, he has 600+ clear vocabularies, few meaningful sentences, good eye contact, good cognition, recognizes emotions, wants to be with people, does pretend play and doesn’t show any routine or repetitive behavior or fixation to any particular objects. Can the behavior I am concerned about be indicative of his being in the spectrum?

    Posted December 25, 2020 at 9:14 am
    Just because your child flaps his hands doesn’t mean there autistic especially if they do it for …
  • Arm flapping

    Hi My baby is 7 months and recently she started arm flapping and twisting at the wrist. She often screams & stiffen her arm,legs and body.Otherwise she’s achieved all other milestones of her age. She smiles,plays with me,identify familiar sounds,good eye contact & sits without support.Should I be worried about the flapping/screaming/stiffening?Kindly advice

    Posted August 3, 2020 at 4:56 pm
    Hey nick b how did your baby turn out
  • Hand movement

    My 5 month old daughter some times flaps her right hand for 2-3 seconds. We have read that flapping hands are a sign of autism and hence feel worried. Should we?

    Posted June 3, 2020 at 7:10 pm
    Hi Rajesh! Hand flapping is sometimes found in children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder but is ve…
  • Autistic 3 year old

    My almost 3 years old son has recently ben diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. He only says a handful of words. So im trying to learn ASL (sign language) and trying to teach him. Any one have tips tricks hacks that made communicating with your child easier!

    Posted November 17, 2018 at 3:56 am
    I also really like the idea of visual cue cards. Either actual photos that you laminate and put on …

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