Effects of social context on social interaction and self-injurious behavior in Cornelia de Lange syndrome

Title

Effects of social context on social interaction and self-injurious behavior in Cornelia de Lange syndrome

Creator

Oliver C; Arron K; Hall S; Sloneem J; Forman D; McClintock K

Publisher

American Journal on Mental Retardation

Date

2006

Subject

children; Rehabilitation; communication; Education & Educational Research; brachmann-delange syndrome; functional-analysis; phenotype; assessments; evaluate aberrant behavior; mutilative behavior; skills; behavioral problems; De Lange syndrome; trajectory characteristics; self-injury; self injurious behavior

Description

Cornelia de Lange syndrome is reported to be associated with self-injurious behavior (SIB) and social avoidance. We used analog methodology to examine the effect of manipulating adult social contact on social communicative behaviors and SIB in 16 children with this syndrome. For 9 participants engagement behavior was related to levels of adult attention, and SIB showed significant variability across conditions for 3 participants. These findings indicate that SIB can be affected by environmental factors, even though it is thought to be part of the behavioral phenotype of Cornelia de Lange syndrome and suggest that individuals with this syndrome show socially motivated attention-soliciting behaviors. The implications for gene-environment interactions are discussed.

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Citation

Oliver C; Arron K; Hall S; Sloneem J; Forman D; McClintock K, “Effects of social context on social interaction and self-injurious behavior in Cornelia de Lange syndrome,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 23, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/16774.

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