Throws himself on the floor like the Three Stooges. Slides off chairs, purposely trips, punches himself, runs into walls....
my daughter flaps her hands a bit when she's excited, lots of eeeeee sounds
He jumps up and down or bounces on a ball really hard. He twirls his hair too, not sure if that is stim or not but he used to do it so much he would have a bald spot. He used to grind his teeth when he was concentrating hard but he hasnt done that in awhile, he's chews clothes too..seems like his stims go in cycles. Right now it is pretty much just the jumping and bouncing, especially when he's excited or watching a movie/playing on the computer.
A few years ago Ashton ripped everything. Books, papers, boxes, bags... Eventually it stopped but it was a really rough time for us for awhile because I had to put everything I didn't want torn up.
Quoting AngelicMommy_72:This is new two me, what's stim mean?
Gabriel arm flaps when he's excited.... he runs in circles. he hits himself. he rips paper to shreds, or plastic bags. Or ... well anything rip-able....?
I doodle circles on paper when I'm trying to focus and stand still in the kitchen and people are talking to me.
I flap when I think. I chew on gum or anything else I can get in my mouth I can't ruin. Sometimes I spin, hop, jump and skip... still as an adult. :P
I squish my animals, I smell *everything*
I hum. I rip paper up sometimes.
I'm sure my husband could write a much more comprehensive list about this than I could.
(I was a kid once, but as an adult, I still do a lot of stims.)
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