Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Head Rolling

Abby has a fair amount of tics and involuntary movements. She flaps and spins and rolls her head. She has facial tics and other sporadic movements. Most of the people around her don't even notice she does it since we are all very used to it. Any time she starts something new (like a new year of school) we are reminded that, although it's normal to us, it is not typical to have these movements.

For the most part it doesn't bother her. She rarely complains. Every once in a while I look at her as she rolls and rolls and rolls her head when she tried to watch tv or look at a book it makes me sad. It must be so hard to not be able to sit still when you want to. She has some strategies to help (like folding her hands or sitting in certain positions) but they only minimize it. She can't stop it completely.

We were recently sitting watching tv and I had a free minute to tape her watching tv. This was a very mild case of rolling since it was during the day. By nighttime she can barely watch tv.

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