Arousal and Behavioral Regulation in Children with Autism
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Problematic emotional behavior as expressed in tantrums, irritability, aggression, self-injury, anxiety, and impulsivity is often seen in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders published research comparing the physiological arousal and behavioral regulation of emotion in the context of frustration in 29 children with ASD and 45 typically developing children (41–81 months). The researchers monitored each participants heart rate continuously and emotion strategies were coded, during a locked-box task.
The results indicated the following:
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