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Stereotypical movements

Delafield-Butt, Jonathan (2010) Stereotypical movements. La Clinica Terapeutica, 161 (5). pp. 487-488.

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    Abstract

    A ‘stereotypical movement’ denotes a movement reproduced in a standardised form. The term is used in two fields, in movement science and in medical assessments of pathology. The former recognises the occurrence of regular patterns of movement across individuals expressed at regular points in development, such as the pre-reach in early infancy. The latter specifies a pathological form of repetitive movement by one individual symptomatic of, for example, autism. This entry explores the inter-individual use of the term in movement science and touches on ongoing work to better classify and quantify stereotypical movements for better psychophysiological understanding of action development, and possible sensitive measures of them.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 39809
    Keywords: action, movement, pattern, pathology , movement science, Special aspects of education, Physiology
    Subjects: Education > Special aspects of education
    Science > Physiology
    Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Education > Education
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    Depositing user: Pure Administrator
    Date Deposited: 29 May 2012 10:32
    Last modified: 05 Oct 2012 21:42
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/39809

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