0 - 6 minutes: Kelly introduces herself and co-host Jen Lucero (mom to Dylan (ASD) and Ethan) and welcomes guest Dr. Melissa (Missy) Saunders Ed.D., BCBA-D, Chief Clinical Director for Creative Interventions, and co-author of “A call for discussion on stereotypic behavior.” (See full author list below.) Dr. Saunders reveals the impetus behind the publication.
6 - 18 minutes: Attitudes toward stereotypic behavior and development are discussed, including polarized opinions regarding whether or not stereotypic behavior should be addressed. Jen and Kelly reflect on stereotypic behavior in their own ASD children and how they approached treatment and intervention.
18 – 30 minutes: The long-term physical, emotional and social effects of stereotypic behavior are reviewed including parental concerns and consent/assent for intervention. Coping behavior vs destructive behaviors are discussed.
30 – 32 minutes: Wrap up.
A call for discussion on stereotypic behavior
Justin B. Leaf, Joseph H. Cihon, Asim Javed, Sheila Klick, Julia L. Ferguson, Christine Milne, Ashley Creem, Shannon Arthur, Melissa S. Saunders, Melissa L. Olive, Robert K. Ross, Ronald Leaf & John McEachin. https://doi.org/10.1080/15021149.2022.2112810
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