Restricted Interests

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In this eLearning Lesson, POPARD Education and Behaviour Consultant Lynda Struthers will discuss the restricted areas of interest seen in students with ASD and the impact these have on motivation. Lynda will briefly explain these restrictions, and will suggest some things you can do.

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Here are links to some articles about Restricted Interests:
The National Autistic Society (2005): Information sheets: Obsessive, repetitive behaviours and routines

Taylor, B. (2003). What’s new in research – treating and addressing stereotypy. Association for Science in Autism Treatment

Autism SA (2004). Information sheet 16: Obsessions

Pratt, C. (1994). Restricted repertoires in Autism and what we can do about it, IRCA Articles

Stewart, R. (1996). Motivating students who have Autism Spectrum Disorders, IRCA Articles