ERIC Number: EJ274429
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
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Relationships between Sensory Stimulation and Stereotyped Behaviour in Severely Mentally Retarded and Autistic Children.
Goodall, Elizabeth; Corbett, J.
Journal of Mental Deficiency Research, v26 n3 p163-75 Sep 1982
The reinforcing properties of four sensory stimuli (continuous and flashing light, vibration, and sound), which were under the subject's control, were examined and the effect on stereotyped behavior of 24 severely retarded and autistic children were observed. Findings were interpreted to support the self-stimulation theory of stereotypy despite individual differences. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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