The Repetitive Behavior Scale-Revised: Independent Validation in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

  title={The Repetitive Behavior Scale-Revised: Independent Validation in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders},
  author={Kristen S. L. Lam and Michael G. Aman},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
A key feature of autism is restricted repetitive behavior (RRB). Despite the significance of RRBs, little is known about their phenomenology, assessment, and treatment. The Repetitive Behavior Scale-Revised (RBS-R) is a recently-developed questionnaire that captures the breadth of RRB in autism. To validate the RBS-R in an independent sample, we conducted a survey within the South Carolina Autism Society. A total of 320 caregivers (32%) responded. Factor analysis produced a five-factor solution… 

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