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Rhythmic Movement Disorder - will it stop?

(4 Posts)
deadwitchproject Sun 28-Jun-15 07:56:45

My DT2 has had this since he was 8 months (now 2.5) and it has a big effect on his sleep - he's chronically sleep deprived as a result of rocking on his hands and knees when he wakes at night.

I read online that NT children usually grow out of it by age 3 but there's no mention of this happening with children who have asd. Or at least I can't find any evidence.

Does anyone have experience of it stopping? Or is my poor boys sleep ruined forever? sad

deadwitchproject Tue 30-Jun-15 12:24:15

Anyone?

I know some children are head bangers which is still a rhythmic movement disorder. Any luck on the head banging coming to an end?

enterthedragon Wed 01-Jul-15 14:59:23

My ds was a head banger, started at about 9months and went on till about 3.5 yrs old.

He would also headbutt things out of frustration.

deadwitchproject Fri 03-Jul-15 06:54:12

Thanks enterthedragon, it's awful at the time but how great that your ds has grown out of it now. Gives me some hope for my DT.

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