The term ‘stereotypies’ encompasses a diverse range of movements, behaviours, and/or vocalizations that are repetitive, lack clear function, and sometimes appear to have a negative impact upon an individual’s life. This review aims to describe motor stereotypies. This study reviewed the current literature on the nature, aetiology, and treatment of motor stereotypies. This review features in the November 2011 issue of Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology: ‘Neurodevelopmental movement disorders – an update on childhood motor stereotypies’ by Sinéad Barry, Gillian Baird, Karine Lascelles, Penny Bunton, Tammy Hedderly. Pediatric Neurologist and Leader of the TANDeM Clinic, Evelina Children’s Hospital, London and Professor Mark Mahone, Child Neuropsychologist and Director of the Neuropsychology in Kennedy Kreeger Institute in Baltimore Editor in Chief Dr Peter Baxter, speaks to one of the authors of the review, Tammy Hederly (Pediatric Neurologist and Leader of the TANDeM Clinic, Evelina Children’s Hospital, London) and guest speaker Professor Mark Mahone (Child Neuropsychologist and Director of the Neuropsychology in Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, USA). Read the paper: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1469-8749.2011.04058.x/abstract

The term ‘stereotypies’ encompasses a diverse range of movements, behaviours, and/or vocalizations that are repetitive, lack clear function, and sometimes appear to have a negative impact upon an individual’s life. This review aims to describe motor stereotypies. This study reviewed the current literature on the nature, aetiology, and treatment of ... Show more

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