Motor Skills

Autism And Exercise: Physical Activities Improve Autistic Children’s Motor Skills, Behavior, Attention, Social Communication & School Performance

Physical activities are often overlooked in autism therapies. Parents usually put emphasis on training their autistic child to communicate verbally, establish eye contact, and how to behave in social situations. Experts, however, said that exercise plays a huge part in providing a better quality of life to people with autism. Meghann Lloyd, an associate professor of …

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Research Shows Combining Horses and Children with Autism May Improve Motor Performance and Behavior

Horse and Humans Research Foundation Chagrin Falls, Ohio, May 6, 2014 – Research from Washington University in St Louis indicates that treating children who have autism in occupational therapy sessions utilizing the movements of the horse, commonly called hippotherapy, may significantly improve balance, social responsiveness and other “life outcomes.” The Horses and Humans Research Foundation …

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Motor Skill Deficiencies Linked To Autism Severity In New Research

An Oregon State University researcher has found a relationship between motor skill deficiencies and the severity of the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder in very young children. The findings, believed to the be the first to show a direct relationship between motor skills and autism severity, indicate that development of fine and gross motor skills …

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