Intro to Vocal and Verbal Stimming: No Stupid Questions!

1. What is vocal stimming? Autistic people use repetitive actions to self-stimulate our senses. Shortened to “stimming,” self-stimulatory behavior is an often involuntary self-regulation mechanism. Vocal and verbal stimming are types of stimming behaviors that use our vocal cords and mouths. Vocalizing produces soothing vibrations in our bodies. Fun Fact: cats purr because the vibrations...

All About Vocal Stimming: What Parents of Autistic Children Need to Know

Your all-in-one guide to autistic vocal stimming! We explain: Learn all about vocal stimming to better understand and support your autistic child (or self)! What is autistic stimming? Short for self-stimulatory behavior, “stimming” is any repetitive behavior that stimulates the senses.  We all use repetitive motions to release anxiety or distract ourselves when we’re bored:...

How Does Stimming Feel? A Q&A with Autistics

What is stimming? Sometimes, Autistic and ADHD people experience extra stress. When that happens, we need to focus on regulating our bodies and minds. One way to do this is creating a soothing physical sensation, called stimming– short for stimulating. What are some examples of stimming? We might tap our toes or flick our fingers....

Stimming in Motion: 3 ways movement is good for Autistic people

Autistic stimming can have a surprising variety! Sometimes you might barely notice it, such as when we stare off into space or use deep breathing. Other times, stimming can be very obvious, such as jumping or yelling. You may have heard that many stimming behaviors are related to our five basic senses of sight, sound,...


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