Stereotyped behavior of severely disabled children in classroom and free-play settings.

American journal of mental deficiency

PubMedID: 3159260

Thompson TJ, Berkson G. Stereotyped behavior of severely disabled children in classroom and free-play settings. Am J Ment Defic. 1985;89(6):580-6.
The relationships between stereotyped behavior, object manipulation, self-manipulation, teacher attention, and various developmental measures were examined in 101 severely developmentally disabled children in their classrooms and a free-play setting. Stereotyped behavior without objects was positively correlated with self-manipulation and CA and was negatively correlated with complex object manipulation, developmental age, developmental quotient, and teacher attention. Stereotyped behavior with objects was negatively correlated with complex object manipulation. Partial correlations showed that age, self-manipulation, and developmental age shared unique variance with stereotyped behavior without objects.