May 5th PWS Awareness Tip & Fact of the Day by Riley

Self-stimulation like hand flapping, rocking, etc. are coping skills that release dopamine and ultimately make the person feel good. It is counter-productive to say things like “quiet hands” without then giving the person another option to self-soothe. Some may see these behaviors as distracting, but they are simply a way for the person to remain calm. Asking them to stop may cause stress and behavioral outbursts.

Today’s Video: Riley’s PWS Awareness Month Fact of the Day

“Happy PWS Awareness Month! People with PWS are really good friends. I am a good friend.”


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