ERIC Number: EJ977142
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Brief Report: Repetitive Behaviors in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmentally Similar Peers--A Follow Up to Watt et al. (2008)
Barber, Angela B.; Wetherby, Amy M.; Chambers, Nola W.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v42 n9 p2006-2012 Sep 2012
The present study extended the findings of Watt et al. (J Autism Dev Disord 38:1518-1533, 2008) by investigating repetitive and stereotyped behaviors (RSB) demonstrated by children (n = 50) and typical development (TD; n = 50) matched on developmental age, gender, and parents' education level. RSB were coded from videotaped Communication and Symbolic Behavior Scales Behavior Samples (Wetherby and Prizant 2002) using the Noldus Pro Observer[C] video software. Children with ASD demonstrated significantly higher frequencies of RSB with body objects excluding categories involving banging or tapping objects or surfaces. Behaviors demonstrated by both groups indicated overlapping RSB profiles at this age. These findings highlight the significance of RSB in the early identification and support the need for future research to further determine ASD-specific RSB.
Descriptors: Video Technology, Autism, Comparative Analysis, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Young Children, Behavior Problems, Child Behavior
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Communication and Symbolic Behavior Scales