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Repetitive movement or behavior is a common topic in parents’ descriptions of one condition: Autism.
For kids diagnosed with Autism, Repetitive movement or behavior is one of seven symptoms related to Repetitive Behavior and Social Avoidance according to Sleuth parents. All of the symptoms of Repetitive Behavior and Social Avoidance among kids with Autism are:
Other symptoms or behaviors to look for with Repetitive movement or behavior
When parents mention Repetitive movement or behavior they also mention these other symptoms:
|Symptom||Frequency||Number of mentions|
|Delayed speech or language development||Often||5 mentions|
|Anxiety in social situations||Often||3 mentions|
|Limited (or lack of) social skills||Often||3 mentions|
|Non-verbal (not able to use words)||Often||3 mentions|
|Shyness or social anxiety||Often||3 mentions|
|Not talking||Often||2 mentions|
|Rocking body back and forth||Often||2 mentions|
|Anti-social behavior||Sometimes||1 mention|
|Difficulty learning||Sometimes||1 mention|
Characteristics of Repetitive movement or behavior
How common is Repetitive movement or behavior?
Across kids of all ages represented on Sleuth, 36.81% of parents surveyed by Sleuth say their kids have Repetitive movement or behavior.
Percentage of kids with Repetitive movement or behavior by year of age
This is based on a survey of 948 children on Sleuth. The plot shows the percentage of parents who rated their child’s Repetitive movement or behavior “Moderate”, “Severe”, or “Very Severe” among kids in different age groups.
|Outcome||Percent of Children||Total Mentions|
|A Few / Several Times|
|Severity||Percent of Children||Total Mentions|
|Not at All|