Autism and Child Psychopathology Series

Repetitive and Restricted Behaviors and Interests in Autism Spectrum Disorders

From Neurobiology to Behavior

Editors: Gal, Eynat, Yirmiya, Nurit (Eds.)

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  • Examines repetitive and restrictive behaviors and interests (RRBIs) from both neurobiological and neurocognitive perspectives
  • Explores the associations between RRBIs and other domains of autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
  • Addresses differences in diagnostic criteria between DSM-IV and DSM-5 and the effects on assessment and treatment options
  • Discusses the underlying mechanisms of RRBs across typical and atypical development
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About this book

 This volume examines repetitive and restrictive behaviors and interests (RRBIs) affecting individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The various aspects of RRBIs, an umbrella term for a broad class of behaviors linked by repetition, rigidity, invariance, and inappropriateness to place and context are reviewed by an international team of expert leaders in the field.  

Key topics of coverage include:

Neurological Mechanisms Underlying Repetitive: Animal and human models

Underlying mechanisms of RRBs across typical and atypical development

The relationship between RRBI and other characteristics of ASD (communication, social, sensory aspects) 

RRBIs and adults with ASD

Diagnosing RRBIs 

An RRBI intervention model

The book bridges the gap between the neurobiological and neurocognitive bodies of knowledge in relation to RRBIs and their behavioral aspects and examines associations with other domains of ASD. In addition, the volume addresses related assessment and treatment of RRBI in ASD. This is an essential resource for researchers, graduate students, clinicians and related therapists and professionals in developmental psychology, behavioral therapy/rehabilitation, social work, clinical child and school psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, pediatrics, occupational therapy and special education. 

About the authors

Eynat Gal, Ph.D., is an occupational therapist specializing in the area of developmental disabilities and specifically in Autism spectrum disorders. She received her Ph.D., completing her doctoral dissertation, “An investigation of the relationship of sensory differences and intellectual level to stereotyped and self-injurious movements in children" in 2006. She received IMFAR's “Best Autism Dissertation Award” for this work in 2007. She is a faculty member of the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Haifa, Israel, where she is the head of the Masters program. Her research focuses on the investigation of underlying mechanisms that stand at the base of autistic behaviors, such as sensory and social deficits as well as functional aspects of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. She has developed several instruments for assessing developmental disorders, including a tool for assessing sensory processing disorders, vocational assessments to enable people with disabilities to participate in jobs according to their abilities, and an assessment for eating problems and patterns of children with ASD. She co-leads the Laboratory of Autism Research at the University of Haifa. Research funding has been received from Cure Autism Now, Autism Speaks Foundation, the EU, and various Israeli foundations. She is the adviser of masters- and doctorate-level students who currently investigate various aspects of repetitive and restrictive behaviors and interests (RRBI) in ASD. She publishes widely on developmental disabilities as ASD, including a book chapter on restricted behaviors and interests in ASD in the International Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Johnny L. Matson and Peter Sturmey, editors (Springer, 2011). 

NuritYirmiya, Ph.D., earned her doctorate in Developmental and Clinical Psychology from UCLA and is currently a Professor of Psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where she served as the Chairperson of the Lafer Center for Women and Gender Studies and as Dean of Students. She is internationally known for her research in the field of autism, especially regarding the very early prodrome of autism. Professor Yirmiya served as the Associate Editor of the prestigious Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry as well as on many national and international committees. She has published more than 100 papers and co-edited 2 books as well as special issues in leading journals. From 2014 to 2016, she served as the Chief Scientist at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Space in Israel, responsible for R&D policy making and funding of the Ministry on national and international levels. She also served as the chairperson of the Israeli National Council for the Advancement of Women in Science and Technology as well as a board member of the United-States Israel Binational Science Foundation and the acting co-chair of the German-Israel Foundation for Scientific Research and Development.

 


Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction: Repetitive and Restricted Behaviors and Interests in Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Pages 1-11

    Gal, Eynat (et al.)

  • “It’s in my Nature” – Subjective Meanings of Repetitive and Restricted Behaviors and Interests Voiced by Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Pages 13-29

    Goldfarb, Yael (et al.)

  • Neurological Mechanisms Underlying Repetitive and Restricted Behaviors in Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Pages 31-45

    Poleg, Shani (et al.)

  • Repeated Behavioral Patterns in Animal Models of Autism

    Pages 47-59

    Perets, Nisim (et al.)

  • Underlying Mechanisms of Restricted and Repetitive Behaviors Across Typical and Atypical Development

    Pages 61-75

    Uljarević, Mirko (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-66445-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-66444-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Repetitive and Restricted Behaviors and Interests in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Book Subtitle
From Neurobiology to Behavior
Editors
  • Eynat Gal
  • Nurit Yirmiya
Series Title
Autism and Child Psychopathology Series
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-66445-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-66445-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-66444-2
Series ISSN
2192-922X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 279
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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