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Will the humming ever stop ?

Posted by on Mar. 12, 2014 at 4:57 PM
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I'm tired of it. Just tired of it. Is there a way to make a child on the spectrum hum less ? The weather sucks, we can't go out and she is hyper and has periods of time where she runs, jumps and hums. It drives me crazy. 

by on Mar. 12, 2014 at 4:57 PM
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LadyAmaranth
by on Mar. 12, 2014 at 5:03 PM
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((Hugs))

I'm sorry, wish I had answers mine does alarm sounds(fire). Totally understand the frustration.

Momof4AEMW
by Gold Member on Mar. 12, 2014 at 5:22 PM

You can try to replace a stim with another stim, but no guarantee to work.  I try to just ride them out.  I have a son with ASD and a scream and a daughter with ADHD that can never stop talking, ever.  My house is just noisy by nature.  No wonder #3 can't hear... 

darbyakeep45
by Darby on Mar. 13, 2014 at 7:13 AM
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Hugs mama...my son makes all kinds of noises.

MomOfOneCoolKid
by Gold Member on Mar. 13, 2014 at 6:33 PM

Hugs mom... I understand, i really do...

Some days I'm more patient than others.

The days when I am patient, I actually hum or even repeat the loud noise he makes (but I make it softer) and we just play off each other.

W/ my son, it helps him smile and make eye contact w/ me

Jenn8604
by Jennifer on Mar. 13, 2014 at 6:35 PM
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Mine did a very loud vocal stim of shrieking nd he stopped after about 6 mos.
Id take humming over shrieking any day.
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mightymo
by Bronze Member on Mar. 13, 2014 at 7:23 PM

my grandson is 12 and still hums, i think its a calming thing for him ,he sometimes hums when hes trying to fall asleep,when his parents tell him to stop he says , oh ok then starts up again,bless these kids,its just something they do

jeepasaurusrex
by New Member on Mar. 13, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Its his way of self regulating. maybe you can help him find a different coping mechanism.
jeepasaurusrex
by New Member on Mar. 13, 2014 at 7:31 PM
So sorry mama. she.

Quoting jeepasaurusrex: Its his way of self regulating. maybe you can help him find a different coping mechanism.
wildchild.com
by Janine on Mar. 13, 2014 at 9:41 PM
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I hear ya. Not sure how to stop that maybe try distraction. My son repeats himself over & over sometimes distraction helps.
TheJerseyGirl
by Michele on Mar. 13, 2014 at 9:55 PM

 D is almost 13 and I know that he usually does something or a while and then drops it and moves on to something else. So YES...it'll pass! I just cant tell you when!

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