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ERIC Number: EJ1214761
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1366-8250
Arranging and Ordering in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Characteristics, Severity, and Environmental Correlates
Rodriguez, Nicole M.; Thompson, Rachel H.; Stocco, Corey S.; Schlichenmeyer, Kevin
Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, v38 n3 p242-255 2013
Background: There is a need for a more accurate characterisation of higher level restricted and repetitive behaviour (RRB) in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including why it might be considered problematic and events associated with its occurrence. Method: We selected one form of higher level RRB--arranging and ordering--that was rated as severe for a large percentage of the population sampled. We interviewed 20 students' teachers and conducted naturalistic observations for 15 of those students. Results: The characteristics of arranging and ordering varied across, and sometimes within, individuals. Problems associated with compulsive-like1 behaviour also varied, with several unanticipated reported problems. With the exception of attention, social consequences were relatively infrequent. Conclusions: These data highlight the need for research on the assessment and treatment of arranging and ordering and clinical attention to compulsive-like behaviour in ASD. Interviews and naturalistic observations are useful for structuring additional observations and analyses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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