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Motor Stereotypies and You
This website features numerous videos to explain some of the fundamental issues of motor sterotypies to children to help dispel misunderstandings and myths, and to offer suggestions on how to deal with certain social issues.
The following papers provide additional information on motor stereotypic disorder and previous research conducted on the subject.
Neuropsychological function in children with primary complex motor sterotypies
Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology (2014)
Seminars in Pediatric Neurology (2009)
Provides a comprehensive overview of the definition, characteristics and types of motor stereotypies and how to differentiate between stereotypies and other involuntary movements.
Nonautistic Motor Stereotypies: Clinical Features and Longitudinal Follow-Up
Pediatric Neurology (2008)
Examines the results of a longitudinal study of 100 children with primary motor stereotypies, and touches on the possibility that genetics could play a role.
Behavioral Therapy for Treatment of Stereotypic Movements
Journal of Child Neurology (2006)
Examines the results of a study on behavior modification techniques for the treatment of nonautistic children with motor stereotypies.
Frontal White Matter Reductions in Healthy Males with Complex Stereotypies
Pediatric Neurology (2005)
Examines the results of a study on the structural differences in the brains of boys with complex motor stereotypies (flapping/waving of the arms and hands) versus boys without stereotypies.
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