Self injurious behaviors are, unfortunately, not unusual for kids with special needs. These behaviors could be anything from biting, hitting or even banging their head on the walls or furniture. Here are some tips to help you sort through why your child is displaying the behavior and how you can help them stop.
ADHD, Dyscalculia (general mathematical problems), dysgraphia (writing difficulties), dyspraxia (motor skills problems), dyslexia (reading disorder), Gerstmann's Syndrome (often after a stroke or brain injury) - signs to look out for in children
IMPORTANT! This is a gorgeous photo, but know that it is a two-image composite, meaning it was photoshopped together from two separate images. Do NOT try to put a baby in this pose without the support of someone holding it's head up (hence the need for photoshop) or you put the baby at risk for injury, which we should never do to "get the shot". :)