Echolalia

I can remember as kids my siblings and I would get into a lot of trouble when we imitated something an adult said or did. The grown-ups called it mocking or “copy-catting”. Regardless of the name, it was a no-no. From a child’s perspective, it was actually pretty funny… until we got caught. Babies tended […]

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Stimming

Stimming is a term commonly used to describe the “stereotypy” or “self-stimulatory behaviors” linked to autism. These behaviors can include repetitive activities, or stims, involving body movements, sounds, or the manipulation of objects. This is the point where the Hollywood renditions of stimming will most likely come to mind with the flapping, and screaming, and […]