Repetitive behaviors and mannerisms in HFA and AS children is a somewhat neglected area of research.
These behaviors were also thought to increase during the preschool years.
There is now some evidence that repetitive motor mannerisms develop differently to “insistence on sameness,” and these behaviors follow different paths over time.
Examples of obsessive, ritualistic behaviors include: How parents can deal with rituals and obsessions in their HFA or AS child: 1.
Promote social skills— A youngster with HFA or AS does not learn the social norms and common sense ideas the same way “typical” kids do.
They may leave little time for anything else, thus homework and chore assignments often suffer.