Sunday, August 5, 2012
We had family in town this weekend and took them to a few of our favorite places in St. Louis, the Zoo and the Science Center. I also took the opportunity to grab a new videos to share. Excitement is a major trigger for stereotypic episodes, and in the clips I have posted, they are in full force. Interestingly enough, zoos are often the site of many other stereotypy videos, these involving bored or stressed animals. I'm sure many of you have seen those when looking for "stereotypy" videos on the web. Sorry they aren't up close of the face (you miss the facial grimace and upward glances) but you can see the movements in the arms, hands, and legs. You can also see her reach up to touch/rub under her nose a few times, which is also part of her movement repertoire.
FYI, if you are ever in St. Louis, I highly recommend a visit to both the Zoo and Science Center. We live close by, so we have several more recommendations as well, just email me if you are interested!
Until next time - Amanda