Sunday, August 5, 2012

New Videos!

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



  1. Have you tried changing her diet or heard of this helping any other streotype cases? We added Omega fish oil an took out artificial dyes and artificial sugars from our daughter's diet and had reduced the amount of motor steroetypies greatly? My child has been on a strict diet for a month and half and we barely see any stereotypies now. We didn't see any reductions until 12 days into the diet. It was a slow reduction. Actually, the first week into it got worse. Anyway, after 12days...every week more into it...the stereotypies just reduced more and more. We might try to add the dyes and artificial sugars back in to her diet to see if this really had an effect or more maybe it was the omega fish oil that reduced it? Just wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience? I just joined a FB group today after meeting with her neurologist who said she definitely has motor stereotypies.

    1. Hi there, my almost 4 year old son has just been diagnosed with a complex motor stereotypy. I would love more information about this diet, if you still find it working, how much Amiga 3 etc. Any info would be great.

      Many thanks, s.

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