A self-stimulatory behavior, like flapping the hands, staring at something beautiful, rocking back and forth, or singing.  This is a sophisticated mechanism to keep the nervous system regulated.

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  1. I think of chewing as another stim behavior.  Some chew on gum and others on other objects like clothing, pens, etc.

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