Joining With Your Child to Avert Self Stimulatory Behaviors Dr C’s Morning Minute 162

When your child’s self-stimulatory behavior keeps them from appropriate play and social interactions, try to “join” them in an activity, stay in their gaze, and guide their behavior while doing something enjoyable. Learn more on today’s Dr. C’s Morning Minute. Share your thoughts and questions below, or contact me at

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Dr. John Carosso

Dr. Carosso has more than 30 years of experience as a licensed Child Clinical Psychologist and Certified School Psychologist working in private, inpatient, outpatient, residential, school, and home settings. He is Clinical Director of Community Psychiatric Centers (, a licensed Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic, and operates both the Autism Center of Pittsburgh ( and the Dyslexia Diagnostic and Treatment Center (