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ERIC Number: EJ942680
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
The Effects of Gender and Age on Repetitive and/or Restricted Behaviors and Interests in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Intellectual Disability
Hattier, Megan A.; Matson, Johnny L.; Tureck, Kimberly; Horovitz, Max
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v32 n6 p2346-2351 Nov-Dec 2011
Frequency of repetitive and/or restricted behaviors and interests (RRBIs) was assessed in 140 adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and severe or profound intellectual disability (ID). The associations of gender and age range were analyzed with RRBI frequency which was obtained using the Stereotypies subscale of the "Diagnostic Assessment for the Severely Handicapped-II" ("DASH-II"). A significant main effect of gender was found. Male participants had higher frequency of RRBIs than females regardless of age range. There was not a significant main effect of age range or a significant interaction between gender and age range. Results and implications are discussed. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Diagnostic Assessment for the Severely Handicapped