My son is about to turn 5. And the last three years he has been talking with his hands. He's ever so slightly Delayed in speech(if even). Ive asked multiple doctors about the hand talking and the finger wiggles. They all told me it was
Nothing to worry over. He is very smart. Does well socially. He has a pretty good physical ability including his fine motor skills.. He can write his name and do simple tasks and hop o one foot and switch and ride a bike. He can count to 30 without help and recognize the numbers. Knows his letters, colors, shapes. Etc. potty trained since 2 1/2.
But the finger thing has not changed. Couple years ago he used to walk around with a plastic golf club toy (and use it like it was a sword). And about a yet ad a half ago we got his a plastic sword for Xmas. He has this thing everywhere and is constantly playing with it but sometimes he holds it almost against himself and wiggles it close to his face. And the finger wiggles aren't just when he is excited. It's all day. When he talks, when he is happy, when he is watching something. Only time he stops is when he is running/racing/playing tag.
I tried googling forever ago and today I finally found something similar!! Stimming. He doesn't flap his hands or arms but I saw a video of a little seven year old autistic girl reading and wiggling her fingers as she focused. It's as close as ie been able to find to what my son does! I already asked his school to test him with speech and everythingso I'm stull waitin on that. Just looking for thoughts... Suggestions? Opinions?
Is there a way I can post a video. I have of my son so you can see it?
Answer by 2autisticsmom at 10:06 AM on Oct. 2, 2013
Answer by tntmom1027 at 12:31 AM on Oct. 2, 2013
Answer by tntmom1027 at 12:33 AM on Oct. 2, 2013
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:29 AM on Oct. 2, 2013