Date of Award

Fall 1-7-2016

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Michael Siller

Second Advisor

Joseph Lao

Academic Program Adviser

Martin Chodorow


This study assessed whether specific repetitive motor movements (involving body), are associated with social abilities and global development. Additionally, we evaluated whether our observational measures of specific repetitive behaviors corresponded to standard diagnostic measures. Sixty-nine children, aged 32 to 82 months, with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder or autism were enrolled.



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