Self-stimulatory behavior or SIB is behavior that is done repetitively and when it is inappropriate to do so. Examples of this include hand-flapping, body rocking, and spinning in circles. Self-stimulatory behavior can also be vocal – the child repeats words and phrases over and over.

In this video, the behavior and how to teach more socially appropriate stimulatory behaviors are discussed.

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