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my grandson licks his hands when you touch them
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my grandson licks his hands when you touch them

My 3 yr old grandson hates buttons, and licks his hands if you touch his. If certain things touch his hands he has to lick them. Recently he wont let you touch him if you have nail polish on.
He also has a thing with touching lower backs of woman.
have read several post, and a little worried about what could be going on.
He is very smart, and does not display other behaviors. I would love to hear from people who are going through, or who have gone through a similiar situation.
What could this be?
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Autism is characterized by perseverance patterns of behavior and deficits in social interaction and communication.  It sounds like there might be some perseverative behavior there, and this isn't unheard of in typically developing children, however, there's no harm in having him assessed.  Assessment is usually a first step in pursuing services for a child, and the sooner that process begins, the better.
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