ERIC Number: EJ614744
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Varieties of Repetitive Behavior in Autism: Comparisons to Mental Retardation.
Bodfish, James W.; Symons, Frank J.; Parker, Dawn E.; Lewis, Mark H.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v30 n3 p237-43 Jun 2000
A study compared specific repetitive behaviors in 32 adults with autism with 34 controls with mental retardation. The occurrence of each behavior category, except dyskinesias, was higher in individuals with autism and they showed a greater number of topographies of stereotypy and compulsions. Repetitive behavior severity also predicated autism severity. (Contains references.) (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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