Restricted and repetitive behaviours, sensory processing and cognitive style in children with autism spectrum disorders.

  title={Restricted and repetitive behaviours, sensory processing and cognitive style in children with autism spectrum disorders.},
  author={Yu-Han Chen and Jacqui Rodgers and Helen McConachie},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  volume={39 4},
Many individuals with autism tend to focus on details. It has been suggested that this cognitive style may underlie the presence of stereotyped routines, repetitive interests and behaviours, and both relate in some way to sensory abnormalities. Twenty-nine children with diagnosis of high functioning autism or Asperger syndrome completed the Embedded Figures Test (EFT), and their parents the Short Sensory Profile and Childhood Routines Inventory. Significant correlations were found between… CONTINUE READING

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