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Finger, hand, or arm flapping is a common topic in parents’ descriptions of one condition: Autism.
For kids diagnosed with Autism, Finger, hand, or arm flapping is one of seven symptoms related to Repetitive Behavior and Social Avoidance according to Sleuth parents. All of the symptoms of Repetitive Behavior and Social Avoidance among kids with Autism are:
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Characteristics of Finger, hand, or arm flapping
How common is Finger, hand, or arm flapping?
Across kids of all ages represented on Sleuth, 24.51% of parents surveyed by Sleuth say their kids have Finger, hand, or arm flapping.
Percentage of kids with Finger, hand, or arm flapping by year of age
This is based on a survey of 510 children on Sleuth. The plot shows the percentage of parents who rated their child’s Finger, hand, or arm flapping “Moderate”, “Severe”, or “Very Severe” among kids in different age groups.
|Outcome||Percent of Children||Total Mentions|
|A Few / Several Times|
|Severity||Percent of Children||Total Mentions|
|Not at All|