Is Spinning Wheels a Sign of Autism?

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Spinning wheels, spinning objects, or repetitive motions are common in children with autism spectrum disorder. But is this behavior a definite sign of autism? Let's find out.

Spinning wheels or objects provides sensory input. The repetitive motion is calming and soothing for some kids with autism. However, spinning alone doesn't diagnose autism.

Why Do Kids Spin Wheels?

– Delayed speech development – Difficulty with social interactions – Restricted interests – Repetitive behaviors – Adverse reactions to noises or textures

Other Signs to Look For

Look for a combination of signs to determine if a child may have autism. 

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