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ERIC Number: EJ820639
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
The Role of Stereotypies in Overselectivity Process in Rett Syndrome
Fabio, Rosa Angela; Giannatiempo, Samantha; Antonietti, Alessandro; Budden, Sarojini
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v30 n1 p136-145 Jan-Feb 2009
Ten Rett syndrome (RS) girls and 10 control girls executed an attentional task in which a complex stimulus was shown followed by individual stimuli presented with distractors. Participants had to discriminate previously presented stimuli from distractors. RS girls carried out the task both in a condition with the containment of stereotypies and in a no-containment condition. Overselectivity occurred in RS since patients failed to discriminate about 1/3 of the individual stimuli. There were no statistical differences with respect to the number of correct responses in the two conditions; RS girls learned quickly when their stereotypies were contained as opposed to when the containment of stereotypies was lacking. (Contains 2 figures and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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