STEREOTYPY

1. The persistent use of the same words, sounds or movement. It is common in autism spectrum disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders and catatonic schizophrenia. 2. The repetitive behaviour that is within normal limits.

STEREOTYPY: "Joe's autistic son showed stereotypy."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "STEREOTYPY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/stereotypy/ (accessed June 14, 2019).
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