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#1 of 5 Old 07-26-2013, 02:11 PM - Thread Starter
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My son sings all the time, makes noises, sometimes sings the same little tune over and over and over and over, endless.

He is three years, three months.

Is this "verbal stimming"
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My 2 years 11 months DS sings to himself much of the day too. About half the time he takes songs he KNOWS the words to and makes up nonsense words while he plays. Sometimes he does this absently, sometimes with focus. I think it's like someone humming, just something he likes to so that makes him calm and happy.

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My 3 year old does this too. He is rarely silent in fact. We have many reasons to believe (including professional opinions) that he is very mildly autistic and this could be one of his stims- it goes well with his echolalia which seems to be fading lately.

It can be a bit much, to put it mildly- I have issues with noise and I have super sensitive hearing.


If it it is driving you nuts, what works for us is putting headphones on him- when he is listening to music he stops talking/singing and calms down a bit. I think it relaxes him too when he is too amped up.


I do love his singing though- just not after a straight 5 hours...

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Interesting Ex-pat. My son is being assessed in one month. I'm absolutely no expert but if my son is ASD then I hope it's mild. His Echolalia has faded too, and e doesn't script (repeat stuff from TV etc) but he doesn't play with many of his toys properly and has only a bit of imaginary play. He is also unfocused and highly energetic, but he is very, very engaged and social with us, his family, but not to his peers. He just started talking in sentences, sometimes not very clearly

I have him starting a preschool in September that specializes in delays and special needs kids. I hope it helps him make friends and learn new things
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If it helps, my 20 mo DD sings non stop, sung herself to sleep in the car the other day.  Mostly things I sing to her ("baby mine" from Dumbo is her fave) or songs from Disney jr shows, once she picks one she'll sing it over and over and no improvising per say, just repeating things.  She does do imaginative play but is reserved with strangers.  I like the singing though :-)

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