Early Intervention for Repetitive Behavior in Autism Spectrum Disorder: a Conceptual Model

AbstractThis paper presents a conceptual model to improve the early intervention of repetitive behavior in infants and young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We include (a) a description of the trajectory of repetitive behavior in typical and atypical development and an explanation of its relation to screening and assessment and (b) a selective review of the intervention literature for rigid and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests (RRBIs) in infants and young children with ASD. These two sets of literature are used to build the rationale for a conceptual model to improve early developmentally appropriate intervention for RRBIs in ASD. The conceptual model posits that (a) increased sensitivity of measurement tools will allow for proper identification of when intervention is warranted and (b) increased research on focused interventions and dissemination of teaching protocols will improve the comprehensiveness of developmentally appropriate intervention. Finally, other areas for future research are highlighted.
Source: Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research

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Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
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Source: Progress in Neurobiology - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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Source: Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
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Source: Molecular Autism - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: J Autism Dev Disord Source Type: research
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Source: Neurogenetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
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