My 5 year olds son flaps his arms when he gets excited. He does not show any autistic signs. Has anyone else ever experienced this with a child?
I am an arm flapper. Find myself still doing it when I am extremely excited. Not sure why I do it but I always have. I have been made fun of by my family for this and over time learned to hide my emotions. My son is an arm flapper too he is nearly 7 years old. My family started teasing him about it and I cut off all contact until they agreed to leave him alone. I want my son to show his emotions however he wants. If you child is not showing any other symptoms of Autism I would just chalk it up to a quirk you little one has. My son is not Autistic like me he is gifted. Maybe your child is just very intelligent.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:16 AM on May. 15, 2009
I flap my hands when excited too, I always have.
If you look at a list of autism signs, you'll find most of them apply to perfectly normal people too. It's only when a child has lots of the signs that they may have autism.
Answer by kaycee14 at 11:51 AM on May. 15, 2009
Answer by Mom1Stepmom1 at 1:40 PM on May. 15, 2009