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Mulligan, S; Healy, O; Lydon, S; Moran, L; Foody, C
2014
June
Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
An Analysis of Treatment Efficacy for Stereotyped and Repetitive Behaviors in Autism
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Stereotyped, repetitive, ritualistic, obsessive, and compulsive behaviors are a common feature for many individuals with autism, and multiple topographies of such behavior exist. Previous reviews have discussed treatments for stereotypy and repetitive behaviors; however, to date, none have systematically evaluated the efficacy of such treatments. An abundance of treatments based on the principles of applied behavior analysis exist within the literature; however, many assume that stereotypy is maintained by automatic reinforcement. The current review aimed to evaluate the efficacy of treatments for stereotypy across disciplines including behavioral, pharmacological, and sensory-based therapies. Furthermore, this review compares the efficacy of function-based and nonfunction-based treatments for stereotypy.
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40489-014-0015-8#/close
10.1007/s40489-014-0015-8
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Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy