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What do you think of a 5 yr old who has unusual behaviors?

He is smart in school and his speech is fine. But he does 2 unusual things . He jumps (especially when excited) several times a day; and if he is really excited like watching his cars race he twitches his hands... I thought he would outgrow these habits but he has not.

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:14 PM on Dec. 7, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • If he is flapping his arms/hands, then he might have a mild form of autism.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:16 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • JMO. A little Autistic maybe.


    Answer by louise2 at 5:16 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • Maybe it's nervous energy. Like when he's excited he wants to do something. I start clapping my hands when i'm excited and I'm not autistic.

    Answer by forevermom75 at 5:23 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • As long as he is learning the same pace as the rest of the kids his age,I wouldn't worry too much.Maybe he should play sports to run off that extra energy.

    Answer by evelynwest at 5:25 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • Autism is a possibility. Also it could be "tics". ( If it really bothers you, have him seen by a doctor. If you're okay with it, then just ignore it. It may just go away. =]

    Answer by mommykayti at 6:47 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • That's still considered normal at 5.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:31 PM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • just sounds like his way of being excited... Like clapping. i mean I jump up and down when I'm thrilled.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:15 PM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • Maybe just nervous energy. if that is all you are noticing I wouldn't jump to Autism. It sounds kinda normal to me.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 4:17 PM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • He sounds like a normal kid. some kids have quirks, doesn't mean they need to be diagnosed with something!

    Answer by Rachell9503 at 11:10 PM on Dec. 8, 2009

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