Holding objects in your hands constantly

by kim
(albany, KY 42602)

Why would a person have a habit of constantly holding an object such as a paper towel or napkin in their hand?

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May 30, 2016
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Holding things
by: Anonymous

I always hold a pen or pencil all day and fall asleep and wake up with it in my hand and I can't considerate if I don't have something in my hands to fiddle with this is really strange . When I tell my mum and step dad about it they just say I'm being ridiculous .

Mar 27, 2016
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Hold something
by: Elizabeth

I have had times where I will hold something for days. First time was a quartz crystal in the 5th grade. I held it for acouple of weeks. When I was older maybe 20, I held a small plastic toy orange for a couple weeks. If I find something that feels good and fits into my hand "perfectly" I want to hold it for a long time. Makes me feel better to have it when I sleep and still be holding it when I wake up. I know I have sensory issues and have been told I have aspergers. I'm 25 now and recently found a very nice rock that cradles my fingers and thumb. Usually when I accidentally put it down is when it stops then it's not an ongoing thing. Idk

Jul 05, 2015
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Holding a towel
by: Anonymous

My toddler has 6yrs she loves to hold towel when she sleep and even if she is watching tv she hold the towel, i want to know what it means.

Feb 24, 2015
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Holding a toy
by: Anonymous

My 6 year old daughter was given a soft toy to hold in class to help her concentrate. What does this mean?

Nov 20, 2014
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holding objects
by: lisa

I am 51 years of age...I always have a habit on holding anything that fits in the palm of my hand that feels cold, still do it...I like to put tight things on my fingers..like a bolt..that can fit over my finger...I don't do that all the time..its just weird...I would like to have some idea...why

Nov 06, 2013
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i am 31 and still hold something- all the time.
by: Kirk

i am 31 and still hold something- all the time. from the second I was born I twisted my front hairs on my head, until I started going bald a few years back.I mostly hold 2 pens these days, plenty of spares nearby, or if I am out somewhere I will hold my debit card and my I. d. or a lighter, if no 2 pens. I still don't know what is wrong with me,but I function fine, notsure why parents are so concerned when kids are doing so much worse shit all the time. but I am a little curious, but to the parents of people like me, I wouldn't trip .

Jul 02, 2013
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i need to know why my son holds unto a particular toy all day
by: ladysignor

my son is 2yrs, he has been holding things since he was a baby. recently he loves to hold a toy Bart( table tennis bart), he holds it to bath, eat, watch tv and sleep and even to school. when he wakes up, that is the first thing he ask for. he relates well with other kids and he can make some few sentences. i hope that someday he will out grow this habit. but i need to know why he holds unto a particular toy all day.

Mar 05, 2013
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Need Sensory Diet for object holding
by: Adrienne

My son has always held something in his hand. He has gone from a train to tooth brush to straws. I have looked through many of the activities for a sensory diet, but, I have not Found anything to help this need to have something touching his hand. Please give me a professional idea.

Feb 21, 2013
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Trying to help my nephew
by: Anonymous

I have a nephew who is 4 and he is really behind in development. He does not speak in sentences or hold conversations. He becomes very violent to people for little reason, often hitting anyone he can even total strangers. A normal task he will not even attempt to do, for example, he will not bring a toy to you or any object for that matter. He also does not play well with other kids and he must at all time have a little toy in his hand. When going into a store his parent have given up and just let him take it with him. They would try to take it from him but he would throw a fit till he got it back. He also barley eats anything only certain things and never tries anything new. He can not walk up or down stairs without becoming afraid and has to be carried he is very afraid of animals such as cats and dogs. I worry that he has some severe issues. He recently failed a preschool screening because he refused to do the tasks asked. I feel like he may have autism or some sensory issues. Do any of the thing i described fit into autism?

Dec 26, 2012
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Dad keeps
by: Anonymous

At the age of 81, our dad is constantly holding a rag or napkin in his hand. Its been going on for many years, and he gets very angry if we suggest he let go of it, even for a moment. What is that about, since he does not exhibit any of the other symptoms described in SPD?

Sep 21, 2010
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Why do ASD children hold objects in one hand
by: Lizzie

I have observed children holding things in one hand many years. Sometimes if the hand holding the object was put under a table they became unaware of it being held. Most of these children are diagnosed somewhere - usually to the more able - end of the autistic spectrum. I wonder if holding an object allows the opposite hemisphere to concentrate better on other tasks. I also wonder if anyone has studied if these children do more with their left rather than their right hand?

May 24, 2010
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holding something
by: Sandee

My son is 10yo and he has been holding something for 8 years, it varies in weight and what he thinks he needs to hold. lately it is a measuring tape while sitting watching tv or riding in car. he tells us he needs it! if he does not have something he will have a meltdown so i have a few extras just in case. i have never seen another child do this, but i do think it is sensory/autism type behavior.
Sandee

May 20, 2010
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More info
by: Anonymous

He hold something, anything, in each hand at all times of the day. Unless it's a transportation vehicle, he doesn't object too much if it's taken away. But he'll always try to replace the object that's been taken away with another. SPD diagnosis. But is that accurate? Thanks!!!

May 19, 2010
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Object Holding
by: Anonymous

My 3-year-old son, diagnosed with SPD, has held an object an each hand since he was a baby. Since he turned 2.5 or so, he's more willing to release the objects for an activity such as school or therapy. But I don't dare take the objects away when he's watching TV or doing another sedentary activity. I often wonder if this is a symptom of SPD, ASD, or OCD.

May 11, 2010
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depends
by: Anonymous

on the age, how long they hold on to it for, is this an all day thing? Do they already have a diagnosis??
We need more info, kim

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