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A young boy with autism, and the precise line of toys he made Autistic individuals display many forms of repetitive or restricted behavior, which the Repetitive Behavior Scale-Revised (RBS-R) categorizes as follows.
IF we knew all of our sub level picture thoughts this behavior would 'go away'
Stereotypy is repetitive movement, such as hand flapping, making sounds, head rolling, or body rocking.
A lot of this is related to our pain tolerance and we only feel extremes of our body. A simple movement is not registered but extreme fact movements 'register'. We often wonder how our hand arm got there? eventually we figure out this in our own way.
Compulsive behavior is intended and appears to follow rules, such as arranging objects in a stacks or lines.
This all quite normal and expected and although it presents as "trouble" it fits right in as people happazrdly learn their picture thoughts. If Science or psychology or autism experts knew what we were doing they would see where this fit into our picture thought scheme and how this is just the visual part of picture thought traditional can see. Again this a great healthy sign of working autism.
Sameness is resistance to change; for example, insisting that the furniture not be moved or refusing to be interrupted.
Ritualistic behavior involves an unvarying pattern of daily activities, such as an unchanging menu or a dressing ritual. This is closely associated with sameness and an independent validation has suggested combining the two factors.
Once we learn the picture thought that controls this and move on a few steps in the sub level lack of eye contact picture thoughts we become very flexible and 'normal' Projection thoughts go a few miles in this goal and they are a few steps above Temple Grandin's work.
Restricted behavior is limited in focus, interest, or activity, such as preoccupation with a single television program, toy, or game.
This Normal healthy autism and a great sign the splinter skills and obsessions in the autistic learning hall-way are intact and working. The learning hall way is the one or two honest connection autistic people have to the real world. If autism allowed its people to live and learn with the splinter skills it would be rewarded with normal functioning people. the lost anthropology of older autistics pre rain man did just this. We figured out the building blocks of the mind aka autism.
Self-injury includes movements that injure or can injure the person, such as eye poking, skin picking, hand biting, and head banging. A 2007 study reported that self-injury at some point affected about 30% of children with ASD.
No single repetitive behavior seems to be specific to autism, but only autism appears to have an elevated pattern of occurrence and severity of these behaviors.
Again Our Pain tolerance might have a key to this. It seem like our bodies would be Jello we don't feel the insides like traditional people do. Some less able Autistic people are probably trying to 'feel' something in their bodies. PERHAPS they have an injury or an illness and feel a (new for them) twinge of something hurting and it is a shock to their system. When we feel something it is like you feeling a mosquito bite on your arm but in our case its inside our body. For the record on the 1-10 pain scale we feel 1 -8,9,10 and nothing else. Think of all the medical science that is missed with this discovery.