Self-Stimulatory Behavior: Are These Behaviors Defense Mechanisms? – Dr. C’s Morning Minute 161

Even with non-verbal children, parents can make an educated assessment about their child’s self-stimulatory behaviors. Depending on the behavior and its causes, your child might benefit from treatment approaches that curtail or modify the behaviors. 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 (