Search

Hand Flapping

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?

Comments

  1. I’m no expert but it doesn’t seem like autism as your son has good social responses. Autistic shave difficulty in that area plus you need a constellation of symptoms
    My 4 year old does this weird thing with his hands he can go hours without doing it but if he gets super excited he will do it. My paediatrician said it’s apart of normal development abd he will grow out of it. We are not concerned cause it’s lessened as he’s matured he also has speech delay but has improved. There is a link with that and speech definitely not autistic as he is like your son social etc
    Please don’t worry remember he’s only 2.5 he’s still developing

    Reply Flag this comment
    1. Just because your child flaps his hands doesn’t mean there autistic especially if they do it for excitement a child on the spectrum do it to calm them selves

      Flag this comment Reply

Tell us who you are! We use your name to make your comments, emails, and notifications more personal.

Tell us who you are! We use your name to make your comments, emails, and notifications more personal.