Link Between Temperament and Autism

Dr. Cook’s (formally Dr. Adamek’s) research was recently summarized in a research bulletin about autism spectrum disorders and behavioral challenges published by the Middletown Centre for Autism. Children’s temperament can predict the likelihood of difficult behaviors such as tantrums or aggression. Choosing environments that best fit a child’s individual temperament in combination with evidence-based treatment can help reduce challenging behaviors. You can read about Dr. Cook’s research, as well as other research pertaining to autism and behavior here: