Perseveration may interfere with a student's learning and adaptive behavior (e.g., effective interaction, on-task behavior, flexible shifting among topics and activities), and is believed to result from neurologic impairment. Students may exhibit a variety of perseverative behaviors including those which involve uncontrolled and extended maintenance of a thought, activity, emotion, problem-solving strategy, or topic in conversation, the uncontrolled repetition of a word or phrase when it no longer contributes to meaning, or the uncontrolled repetition of a motor activity beyond its usefulness.
- Do you find that you have difficulty finishing your assignments or getting to class?
- What accommodations or strategies have been effective in the past?
- The Merck Manuals Online Medical Library: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: Asperger Syndrome
- LearNet: Information on Perseveration
- Brain Injuries: The Deficits Of Perseveration And Rigidity Of Thinking
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