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


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: College of Health & Life Sciences > Applied Health Research Group
College of Health & Life 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
Publication ISSN: 1573-3432
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Published Date: 2015-05
Authors: Waite, Jane (ORCID Profile 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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