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The frequency of restricted and repetitive behaviours in a community sample of 15 month-old infants.

Arnott, B. and McConachie, H. and Meins, E. and Fernyhough, C. and Le Couteur, A. and Turner, M. and Parkinson, K. and Vittorini, L. and Leekam, S. (2010) 'The frequency of restricted and repetitive behaviours in a community sample of 15 month-old infants.', Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics., 31 (3). pp. 223-229.

Abstract

Objective: To investigate the frequency and pattern of a wide range of restricted and repetitive behaviors (RRBs) in the second year of life. Method: Parents of 139 15-month-old typically developing infants from a community sample completed the Repetitive Behaviour Questionnaire-2 (RBQ-2), giving information on RRBs (e.g. stereotyped motor movements, sensory interests, routines and rituals and preoccupations with restricted interests) seen in their children. Results: The RBQ-2 was found to be a reliable measure of these behaviors at this age and revealed a high frequency of particular types of repetitive motor movements in 15-month-olds. Conclusion: These findings have implications for the early detection of disorders characterized by high levels of restricted and repetitive behaviors, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Repetitive behaviors, Typical development, RBQ-2, Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
Full text:PDF - Accepted Version (208Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/DBP.0b013e3181d5a2ad
Publisher statement:This is a non-final version of an article published in final form in Arnott, B. and McConachie, H. and Meins, E. and Fernyhough, C. and Le Couteur, A. and Turner, M. and Parkinson, K. and Vittorini, L. and Leekam, S. (2010) 'The frequency of restricted and repetitive behaviours in a community sample of 15 month-old infants.', Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics., 31 (3). pp. 223-229.
Record Created:06 May 2010 10:05
Last Modified:31 May 2011 12:31

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