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Autism and Snorting: Parents Seek Help with New 'Stim' Behavior

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August 19, 2016- "Autism and Snorting: Parents Seek Help with New 'Stim' Behavior"- Occupational therapist Moira Pena lends her expertise to a family inquiring about what steps to take to help curtail or replace the newly developed “stim” of snorting. The parents believe the constant snorting may stem from a sensory stimulation, but, as Moira Pena suggests, it is important to rule out all potential causes with the assistance of a medical professional. It is suggested that the parents address the issue by trying to get at the heart of the problem, while keeping a log of the behavior to track frequency and intensity. The article concludes with strategies on how to gradually quell or replace the behavior.