Treatment for Higher-Order Restricted, Repetitive Behaviors
Treatments for higher-order restricted, repetitive behaviors (H-RRBs) aim to improve the skills of people with ASD to appropriately vary their behaviors and interests to situational demands. Specifically, to adaptively vary from following preferred idiosyncratic rituals or routines, shift one’s activities and topics of conversations from restricted interests, reasonably adjust to changes in routines and schedules, and vary from engaging in repetitive play actions. These treatments focus on addressing impairments in behavioral flexibility observed in many people with ASD. Interventions targeting H-RRBs are aimed to promote skills in flexibly adjusting to situational demands while teaching skills, either directly or indirectly, to appropriately regulate emotions and behaviors to improve the overall adaptability of people with ASD.
Higher-order restricted, repetitive behaviors are considered to be distinct from sensory motor...
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