I have a 18 months toddler who has been put at risk of ASD. He has certain stimming behaviors and I am looking for distracting activities that can help him outgrow these.
I read that stimming happens due to some sensory overload or underload and appropriate activities for a given type of stimming can help control it (at least to some extent). We are about to start therapies but looking for some suggestions so that we cam engage with him in the right way.
His stimming behaviors are following:
- Opening and closing doors
- Stamping right foot hard on floor
- Flapping fingers near eyes/nose
- Staring at spinning things (table fan/spinnig toys)
- Switch on off
- Turning pages of books back and forth
- Making noises like Papapapa, etc.
Please share about what activities can be done against each of such behaviors (about whichever you know).