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Brief report. Exploring the relationship between repetitive behaviours and sensory processing in Williams syndrome.

Riby, D. M. and Janes, E. and Rodgers, J. (2013) 'Brief report. Exploring the relationship between repetitive behaviours and sensory processing in Williams syndrome.', Journal of autism and developmental disorders., 43 (2). pp. 478-482.

Abstract

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.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Williams syndrome, Sensory processing, Repetitive behaviour.
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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10803-012-1557-1
Publisher statement:The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10803-012-1557-1.
Date accepted:No date available
Date deposited:03 February 2015
Date of first online publication:February 2013
Date first made open access:No date available

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