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Concerned about dd (8)

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babyinarms Sun 17-Jan-16 23:42:26

Hi. I have an 11 year old ds who was diagnosed with asd 1 1/2 years ago. He's high functioning and attends mainstream school.
I also have an 8 year old dd. When she was younger ( up to the age of 5), I found her behaviour quite challenging. She was a very tantrumous child and very demanding. She was also quite sensory .... shoes, socks, labels, hand dryers etc were an issue but she slowly outgrew these behaviours.
She's very social, but does seem to get overly emotional about diagreements at school. She's keeping up academically . She has a great imagination ( unlike ds).
However she does seem to stim a bit. She claps her hands very fast in front of her face and breathes fast. She does this a few times a day lately. (Looking back, shes slways had some sort of stimming going on.) I thought she found it funny but when I asked her today why she does it..... she said it calms her !
Do kids without asd stim and should I be concerned with this behaviour, or is this another phase ?
Sorry for long post.

PolterGoose Mon 18-Jan-16 06:26:47

Yes, people without ASD do stim, but if it's interfering with her life, and with the history of sensory difficulties you describe, it maybe worth an OT assessment.

babyinarms Mon 18-Jan-16 15:16:12

Thanks polter Goose. Might check into it. I don't think she's on the spectrum but maybe some sensory issues going on alright. I thought that maybe she should have grown out of this type of behaviour by now too. Thanks again.

PolterGoose Mon 18-Jan-16 15:44:08

If you can get an OT referral waiting lists are usually long. 2 good books are:
- The Out of Sync Child
- Too Loud Too Bright Too Fast Too Tight

babyinarms Tue 19-Jan-16 21:18:57

Thank you. Will have a read of those.

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