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Autism, Head Banging and other Self Harming Behavior

Autism, Head Banging and Other Self Harming Behavior https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-self-harm

Why do autistic children hit themselves? For children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), headbanging is a common way to self-soothe and communicate needs. Both neurotypical and autistic babies and toddlers seek to recreate the rhythm that stimulated their vestibular system while in utero. Other rhythmic habits that fuel a child’s kinesthetic drive include head rolling, […]

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