perseveration

Conversations with an Autistic Brain Tumor Survivor

Dad came home from work one night and asked Bethany what she had done that day. Her answer?  “A really big poop.  Big like my big Jesus”! I added to the conversation by informing Dad that she had also worked on math. Dad asked Bethany who her teacher was and she pointed to me and […]

Perseveration in Action

Ever wonder what Perseveration is? It is the repetition of a particular response, such as a word, phrase, or gesture, despite the absence or cessation of a stimulus, usually caused by brain injury or other organic disorder. This is a video of Bethany engaged in the perseveration of noises and phrases. Her current word to repeat […]

A conversation With a Brain tumor Survivor

  Bethany is a brain tumor survivor. She has a limited vocabulary. She perseverates what we call scripted conversations. For those of you who don’t know what perseverate means, as I didn’t before I had a child affected by autism and a brain injury, let me explain. According to The Free Dictionary, a perseveration is […]