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Praxis, Motor Skills and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Praxis, Motor Skills, and Autism

Praxis, Motor Skills, and Autism Spectrum Disorder Research in Developmental Disabilities examined the relationship of praxis, motor skills, and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  As pediatric therapists, we are well aware of the basic motor skill deficits in balance, gait, and coordination in children with ASD but it can be hard to establish relationships between cognition, symptom […]

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Manual Motor Skills, Daily Living Skills and Autism

Developmental Science published research examining the longitudinal development of manual motor skills and daily living skills in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  Longitudinal grip strength and finger tapping, along with the relationship to current and future daily living skills, was evaluated in 90 individuals with ASD and 56 individuals with typical development who ranged […]

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Comparing Motor Impairments: Autism versus ADHD

The Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders published research to examine the evidence regarding motor impairment specificity in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).   It is difficult to determine if there is evidence for specificity of motor impairment within different clinical groups.  For example, are certain motor impairments associated with specific diagnoses?  Previous research indicates […]

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Top 10 Blogposts from 2014

Here are the top 10 blogposts viewed during 2014: 1.  Self Regulation Games for Children: http://www.yourtherapysource.com/blog1/blog1/2009/06/19/self-regulation-activities/ 2.  12 Printable Halloween Freebies http://www.yourtherapysource.com/blog1/blog1/2014/10/24/12-printable-halloween-freebies/ 3.  5 Ways to “Write” Your Name without Writing Letters http://www.yourtherapysource.com/blog1/blog1/2014/07/09/5-ways-to-write-your-name-without-writing-letters/ 4.  Motor Planning Activity Using Pool Noodles http://www.yourtherapysource.com/blog1/blog1/2014/10/02/motor-planning-activity-using-pool-noodles/ 5.  Early Predictors Of Autism – Self Regulation and Sleep Patterns http://www.yourtherapysource.com/blog1/blog1/2014/09/22/early-predictors-of-autism-self-regulation-and-sleep-patterns/ 6.  Self-Improvement Worksheet http://www.yourtherapysource.com/blog1/blog1/2014/06/03/self-improvement/ 7.  Sensory Based Problem […]

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Physical activity, Math and Children with Autism

Recently, a small research study was completed with 6 elementary students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who participated in a modified single-case design investigation. There was a four-day baseline phase followed by 13 days of an intervention phase that included structured physical activity based on the individual students’ needs, then a reversal phase for four […]