Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Changing Attitudes Towards Repetitive Behaviors

Repetitive behaviors in those with autism have long been viewed as something to be eradicated. My own son’s problems in school began with his teacher’s intolerance for his incessant rocking and pencil tapping in class. These compulsions got him habitually thrown into the hall, and eventually out of school. But times are changing and so are attitude towards self stimulating or “stimming” activities.

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