When discussing these kind of behaviors in our parenting group such as self stimming, verbal obsessions and OCD we discovered that we become preoccupied but in a different way. We came up with ways to redirect and reconnect to interconnect. Ex: if your child becomes verbally obsessive with a statement or comments we simply redirect them and reconnect them into a situation that is fun and interesting. Our purpose is to get the child to do something else and enjoy it while not becoming preoccupied or obsessed with it. The spectrum umbrella is colossal so we must do what works for our child, consult, read when choosing the best for the individual.