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Applications in Neurodevelopment: Addressing Stimming, Toe Walking, and Repetitive Behaviors in Individuals with Autism through MNRI® Reflex Integration.

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Applications in Neurodevelopment: Addressing Stimming, Toe Walking, and Repetitive Behaviors in Individuals with Autism through MNRI® Reflex Integration.

Streaming Media › 28 day online viewing access

From the first conceptualizations of autism as a disorder, restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities (RRBIs) have been included as a core feature, along with hallmark social and communication problems. RRBI symptom manifestation varies significantly within and between individuals with autism but can generally be divided into two broad subcategories: repetitive sensory and motor behaviors and insistence on sameness. 

This lecture focuses on the first of these subcategories — repetitive sensory and motor behaviors — with an emphasis on motor stereotypies, such as hand flapping, body rocking, and toe walking.  

The lecture begins with a research-based overview of proposed definitions, distinguishing characteristics, hypothesized causes, developmental trajectory, and interventions. 

 A sample of MNRI® exercises are demonstrated to show their effect on reducing some specific repetitive sensory and motor behaviors observed in individuals with autism.

Lecturers:

  • Dr. Amy Watson-Grace, MOT, OTD, OTR/L, BCP and MNRI® Core in Training
  • Isabelle Renard-Fontaine, PT, MNRI® Core Specialist, MNRI® Instructor

 

* This lecture is approximately 3 hours