Repetitive and Restricted Behaviors and Interests in Autism Spectrum Disorders
This volume examines repetitive and restrictive behaviors and interests (RRBIs) affecting individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The various aspects of RRBIs, an umbrella term for a broad class of behaviors linked by repetition, rigidity, invariance, and inappropriateness to place and context are reviewed by an international team of expert leaders in the field.
Key topics of coverage include:
Neurological Mechanisms Underlying Repetitive: Animal and human models
Underlying mechanisms of RRBs across typical and atypical development
The relationship between RRBI and other characteristics of ASD (communication, social, sensory aspects)
RRBIs and adults with ASD
An RRBI intervention model
The book bridges the gap between the neurobiological and neurocognitive bodies of knowledge in relation to RRBIs and their behavioral aspects and examines associations with other domains of ASD. In addition, the volume addresses related assessment and treatment of RRBI in ASD. This is an essential resource for researchers, graduate students, clinicians and related therapists and professionals in developmental psychology, behavioral therapy/rehabilitation, social work, clinical child and school psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, pediatrics, occupational therapy and special education.