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Hand Flapping Question

Does your child flap their hands?
Were the diagnosed with Autism?

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:58 PM on Sep. 30, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

Answers (9)
  • my brother does not hand flap and was diagnosed with ASD
    But many children who do hand flap do have ASD. i encourage you to get your child evaluated (or any child) if that child hand flaps.

    Answer by outstandingLove at 12:01 AM on Oct. 1, 2009

  • What do u mean by hand flap?

    Answer by josalin at 12:04 AM on Oct. 1, 2009

  • just like it sounds.
    sometimes when they get excited or angry ...or sometimes for no known reason at all they put their hands up ...and flap them.

    Answer by outstandingLove at 12:11 AM on Oct. 1, 2009

  • I flapped my hands when I was a child, and I and perfectly normal....I guess... Lol but to tell you the truth, I remember my mother telling me to stop doing hat because it made me look like a retard- I really don't mean to offend anyone with that word but that is what she used to say to me...

    Answer by lovelyli217 at 12:31 AM on Oct. 1, 2009

  • that's common lovelyli. ...i mean the retard word. ASD was not so commonly diagnosed back then and most children got misdiagnosed with the term retard.

    Answer by outstandingLove at 12:39 AM on Oct. 1, 2009

  • Yes my son has hand flapped on occasion. Really more when he was in school and stressed and he does have an ASD diagnosis.

    My daughter has never and she does not have an ASD diagnosis, but she does have sensory issues. She does toe walk time to time.

    Answer by J9Mommy at 3:54 AM on Oct. 1, 2009

  • I have two who are borderline (no definitive diagnosis yet) and one flaps, the other does not. They are both sensory kids.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:19 AM on Oct. 1, 2009

  • A friend of my sons hand flaps when he is really excited, toe walks sometime and has some sensory issues. I don't know if his mom has ever had him diagnosed or anything, as I don't even know if she knows these signs. These are just things I pick up on.

    Answer by mom2BOYZnDad at 5:36 PM on Oct. 1, 2009

  • Not sure , my son did this when he was younger. But he has stopped now.I guess he just went through a phase. lol.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:37 PM on Oct. 2, 2009

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