KS-4: It’s Time to Re-think Assessments and Interventions for Repetitive Behaviors in Autism

Restricted, repetitive behaviors and interests are part of the core diagnostic criteria for autism. Yet, increasingly, autistic individuals are asking researchers and clinicians to reconsider their treatment approaches for these behaviors. There is also recent research demonstrating associations between repetitive behaviors and co-occurring conditions found in autism, such as executive functioning differences and sleep disturbances. This presentation represents a call to action for us, as researchers and clinicians, to potentially reconceptualize the assessment and treatment of repetitive behaviors in autism.

Learner Objectives:

  1. To become familiar with the latest research demonstrating relationships between repetitive behaviors and co-occurring conditions in autism
  2. To learn a new assessment tool designed to assess the functional impact of repetitive behaviors in autism
  3. To identify various pathways to approach the treatment of repetitive behaviors in autism

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