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(p. 57) Towards an executive dysfunction account of repetitive behaviour in autism
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Michelle Turner

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10.1093/med:psych/9780198523499.003.0003
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date: 15 December 2019

This chapter explores an executive dysfunction account of repetitive behaviour in autism. It defines repetitive behaviour and the phenomenology of repetitive behaviour in autism, considers attempts to explain repetitive behaviours as the consequence of a cognitive deficit, and suggests ways in which repetitive behaviour may follow from impaired functioning of executive processes.

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