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ERIC Number: EJ1093187
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Restricted and Repetitive Behaviors as Predictors of Outcome in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Troyb, Eva; Knoch, Kelley; Herlihy, Lauren; Stevens, Michael C.; Chen, Chi-Ming; Barton, Marianne; Treadwell, Kimberli; Fein, Deborah
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n4 p1282-1296 Apr 2016
Questions have been raised about the significance of restricted and repetitive behaviors (RRBs) in predicting outcomes of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). Previous studies have yielded mixed findings, but some suggest that the presence of RRBs during preschool years is a negative prognostic indicator for later childhood. This study examined the effect of RRBs at ages 1-2 and 3-5 years on cognitive functioning, adaptive abilities, and ASD symptomatology at age 8-10 years in 40 children with ASDs. At 1-2 years, RRBs did not predict later functioning. However, at 3-5 years, more severe preoccupations with parts of objects, sensory interests, and stereotyped motor movements predicted less developed cognitive and adaptive skills, and greater ASD symptom severity at age 8-10 years.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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