Did you know? Stereotypies (such as doing movements or making sounds repetitively) are common in people with Down syndrome.
Stereotypies (also known as self-stimulatory behaviors) are behaviors that are repetitive, often rhythmic, seemingly driven, and nonfunctional. Often, individuals with Down syndrome are not aware that they are doing the behavior and are unable to anticipate when the behavior is about to occur. Stereotypies typically do not need to be addressed if they do not interfere with an individual's daily life. Additional information can be found in an article by Brian Chicoine, MD linked here.