Stimming, short for self-stimulating behaviours, is a coping mechanism that is displayed by children with autism. It’s thought to provide a pleasurable sensation, and if it’s taken abruptly, it can result in adverse reactions.
Experts recommend slowly replacing the behaviours with other safer alternatives. Replacement behaviours should also provide the child with the same pleasurable, stimulating, and calming experience.
Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) is one effective approach to manage stimming, rather than attempting to control it completely. The goal is to encourage self-control, rather than controlling them.
If you wish to know more about ABA Therapy and how it can address the negative symptoms of autism, we can discuss it at length with you. Call us at +656456 9950 today.