Self-Stimulatory Behavior: Sensory Overload – Dr. C’s Morning Minute 159

Children on the autism spectrum might exhibit self-stimulatory behaviors as a negative reaction to sensory overload, or, they might be purposefully repeating tactile or visual behaviors because they enjoy doing it. 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 (