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My son is 7  and still hand flaps when he is excited .Will he outgrow this when he is a adult?
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I can totally relate to you. My son does this and is now 6 years old. He was diagnosed with autism at 3. I don't really know if he will outgrow this, though. I've been told soooo many things; some have told me that they eventually will; others have told me that in order for a child to stop doing that, he/she must have sensory integration therapy. But, as you know, every child is different, be they special needs or not.
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1173196 tn?1292920090
My daughter flapped when she was small (until about 5). It's a form of self-stimulation. If your son does stop flapping, he will likely start doing something else to replace it. My daughter stopped flapping and started twisting her fingers. Now she paces when she can't jump or skip.
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My younger brother is 16 and he still does this, though not as often as when he was younger.
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Not necessarily. . .  I'm 27, and I still flap my hands. I'm able to control it better now - I don't do it in public, but I still do it in private (it's unconscious).
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