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ERIC Number: EJ999040
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Brief Report: Exploring the Relationship between Sensory Processing and Repetitive Behaviours in Williams Syndrome
Riby, Deborah M.; Janes, Emily; Rodgers, Jacqui
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v43 n2 p478-482 Feb 2013
This study explored the relationship between sensory processing abnormalities and repetitive behaviours in children with Williams Syndrome (WS; n = 21). This is a novel investigation bringing together two clinical phenomena for the first time in this neuro-developmental disorder. Parents completed the Sensory Profile (Short Form; Dunn in The sensory profile manual. San Antonio: The Psychological Corporation, 1999) and the Repetitive Behaviour Questionnaire (Turner 1995). A significant correlation was evident between the total scores on each of these measures; suggesting that children with WS who exhibit increased sensory processing abnormalities also display a higher number of repetitive behaviours. Further exploratory analyses of subscales of the measures indicated potentially important relationships that suggest a role for arousal regulation in the relationship between sensory processing abnormalities and repetitive behaviours in WS.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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