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

Jane Waite*, Joanna Moss, Sarah R. Beck, Caroline Richards, Lisa Nelson, Kate Arron, Cheryl Burbidge, Katy Berg, Chris Oliver

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1238-1253
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Volume45
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2015

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Keywords

  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Repetitive behavior
  • Ritualistic behavior
  • Rubinstein–Taybi syndrome

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    Waite, J., Moss, J., Beck, S. R., Richards, C., Nelson, L., Arron, K., Burbidge, C., Berg, K., & Oliver, C. (2015). Repetitive Behavior in Rubinstein–Taybi Syndrome: Parallels with Autism Spectrum Phenomenology. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45(5), 1238-1253. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-014-2283-7