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Odd Habits & Behaviours 087 387 6841

Odd Habits & Behaviours 087 387 6841


What if my child has strange or odd habits or behaviours ?   

If you notice your child has odd habits or behaviours such as hand flapping, tiptoe walking or odd expressions, ticks or twitches you need to keep an eye on these behaviours.  If they have a way of doing things in order and get upset if you disrupt the order or sequence this too needs to have a closer look.  Such issues could be related to Sensory Issues, Autism, ASD, Tourrette’s Syndrome, Anxiety or a form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).


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Investigate if behaviours or compulsive habits persist beyond a month

You need to get these investigated if they persist for more than a month. On their own it may mean very little or they may be a way your child has of coping with certain situations, but it is best to check it out in case it may be related to something that can be treated so they can get relief.  odd habits and behaviours 087 387 6841

We are always happy to chat to parents as 9 times out of 10 there are no grounds to take it further but it’s good to know all the same  odd habits and behaviours 087 387 6841

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Playing Alone Psychoptions 087 387 6841

Playing alone Psychoptions 087 387 6841

What if my child plays alone?

If other children are around and the child is mostly playing alone in Solitary Play keep an eye to see if you observe other types of play also there are 4 main stages of play that young children go through

Check to see if they play a game that is separate from the others while being near.  This is called Parallel Play and is one of the stages of play to look out for in young children characterised by the children feeling that each has their own toys and ideas.

Associative play is when a chils is involved with others in  talking borrowing and turn taking

Co-operative play comes later where they are very socially aware and developed in group settings they will be  speaking and listening and sharing ideas


Social interaction is a big thing for young children and they are mostly social little creatures.  If your child plays on the edges of a room or keeps to the other spaces or doesn’t like being in the company of other children or has issues with noisy play or crowds we may need to have a look at this more closely.

There are many explanations that can include



Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Nervous Disposition

Social Issues

Sensory Issues

Hearing Problems

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Call us to discuss it in more detail we are happy to advise you  087 387 6841  or email: info@psychoptions.ie