Repetitive Behavior in Rubinstein–Taybi Syndrome:Parallels with Autism Spectrum Phenomenology

Waite, Jane, Moss, Joanna, Beck, Sarah R., Richards, Caroline, Nelson, Lisa, Arron, Kate, Burbidge, Cheryl, Berg, Katy and Oliver, Chris (2015). Repetitive Behavior in Rubinstein–Taybi Syndrome:Parallels with Autism Spectrum Phenomenology. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45 (5), pp. 1238-1253.


Syndrome specific repetitive behavior profiles have been described previously. A detailed profile is absent for Rubinstein–Taybi syndrome (RTS). The Repetitive Behaviour Questionnaire and Social Communication Questionnaire were completed for children and adults with RTS (N = 87), Fragile-X (N = 196) and Down (N = 132) syndromes, and individuals reaching cut-off for autism spectrum disorder (N = 228). Total and matched group analyses were conducted. A phenotypic profile of repetitive behavior was found in RTS. The majority of behaviors in RTS were not associated with social-communication deficits or degree of disability. Repetitive behavior should be studied at a fine-grained level. A dissociation of the triad of impairments might be evident in RTS.

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Divisions: Life & Health Sciences > Applied Health Research Group
Life & Health Sciences
Additional Information: © Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
Uncontrolled Keywords: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD),Repetitive behavior,Ritualistic behavior,Rubinstein–Taybi syndrome,Developmental and Educational Psychology
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Published Date: 2015-05
Authors: Waite, Jane ( 0000-0002-8676-3070)
Moss, Joanna
Beck, Sarah R.
Richards, Caroline
Nelson, Lisa
Arron, Kate
Burbidge, Cheryl
Berg, Katy
Oliver, Chris



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