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Understanding the Influence of Social and Motor Context on the Co-occurring Frequency of Restricted and Repetitive Behaviors in Autism. J Autism Dev Disord 2020 May;50(5):1479-1496

Date

07/28/2018

Pubmed ID

30051188

DOI

10.1007/s10803-018-3698-3

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-85050679732   5 Citations

Abstract

The social and motor context in which restricted and repetitive behaviors (RRBs) occur in autism and their relationship to social traits are not well-understood. Participants with and without autism completed tasks that varied in social and motor engagement and RRB frequency was measured. Motor and verbal RRBs were most common, RRBs varied based on motor and social context for participants with autism, and social engagement was associated with lower motor and verbal RRBs. Significant correlations between RRBs and autism severity, social synchrony, and nonverbal mental age were also found. This research confirms the importance of context for understanding RRBs during on-going tasks and raises questions about whether the factors that elicit vocal and motor RRBs are unique for individual children.

Author List

Lampi A, Fitzpatrick P, Romero V, Amaral J, Schmidt RC

Author

Joseph L. Amaral PhD Assistant Professor in the Neurology department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Autistic Disorder
Child
Female
Humans
Intelligence
Male
Motor Activity
Social Behavior
Social Environment
Stereotypic Movement Disorder
Task Performance and Analysis