Autism Exercise Programs Help Reduce Stereotypic Behaviors

Are you aware that autism exercise programs have shown the potential to reduce stereotypic behaviors? Read more at Your Therapy Source.

Do you work with children who are on the autism spectrum? Are you aware that autism exercise programs have shown the potential to reduce stereotypic behaviors? Recent Research on Autism Exercise Programs Researchers recently conducted a student to investigate how autism exercise programs can help reduce stereotypic behaviors since these types of behaviors have the […]

Social Skills, Motor Skills and Autism

How are social skills, motor skills, and autism associated with each other? Previous research indicates that deficits in communication, social skills and motor skills are characteristics of individuals with autism spectrum disorder.

  How are social skills, motor skills and autism associated with each other? Previous research indicates that deficits in communication, social skills and motor skills are characteristics of individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Research Review on Social Skills, Motor Skills and Autism A systematic research review examined the relationship between social skills, motor skills and […]

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Handwriting and Autism

Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders published research on handwriting and autism.  The researchers investigated whether handwriting skills in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are related to visual perception, motor coordination, visual-motor integration, and executive functions.

Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders published research on handwriting and autism.  The researchers investigated whether handwriting skills in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are related to visual perception, motor coordination, visual-motor integration, and executive functions. Previous Research on Handwriting and Autism Previous research provides additional information on handwriting skills: in children with autism perceptual […]

Autism and Exercise

Perceptual and Motor Skills recently published research on autism and exercise.  The researchers examined the effects of an exercise-based intervention.

Perceptual and Motor Skills recently published research on autism and exercise.  The researchers examined the effects of a 48-week exercise-based intervention for 64 children (ages 6-12) with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Previous research indicates that children with autism may have limited levels of physical activity and delayed motor skills and physical fitness, leading to a […]

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How to Get Children with Autism to Sleep

Negative consequences from poor sleep in children with autism and how to get children with autism to sleep. Tips from Your Therapy Source

Did you know that almost one half of 2- to 5-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or a neurodevelopmental disorder (NDD) with some autistic features have significant sleep difficulties?  Parent survey results suggest that number to be much higher (more than 80%) for children with autism!  Here are tips on how to get children […]

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Motor Planning, Autism, and Catching Skills

A recent study examined motor planning, autism and the skill of catching a ball to determine more specific information regarding impairments.

Previous research has demonstrated common motor skill deficits associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) which may be related to decreased planning and control of sensory motor skills.  A recent study examined motor planning, autism and the skill of catching a ball to determine more specific information regarding impairments. Methodology of the Study on Motor Planning […]

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Ayres Sensory Integration for Children with Autism

Ayres Sensory Integration for children with autism

Autism Research published a review to evaluate the effectiveness of Ayres Sensory Integration for children with autism.  Using the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Standards for Evidence-based Practices in Special Education, a systemic review was conducted from 2006 to 2017 on Ayres Sensory Integration for children with autism. Methodology of the Review on Ayres Sensory Integration for Children […]

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How to Improve Emotional Self-Regulation Among Children with Autism and Attention Disorders

How to Improve Emotional Self-Regulation

This is a super helpful article on how to improve emotional self-regulation among children with autism and attention disorders.  It is a guest post from OnlinePsychology@Pepperdine, the online Masters in Applied Behavioral Analysis program from Pepperdine University. Do the children that you work with get distracted easily and need to be repeatedly reminded to complete a simple […]

Autism and Friendship Skills

If you are a pediatric therapist or special education teacher, you have probably helped when it comes to students with autism and friendship skills. We all know that children with autism want friends, but it can be a struggle.  Having friends is so important for all child's emotional outcomes and quality of life.

If you are a pediatric therapist or special education teacher, you have probably helped when it comes to students with autism and friendship skills. We all know that children with autism want friends, but it can be a struggle.  Having friends is so important for all children’s emotional outcomes and quality of life. What does […]

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Gross Motor and Social Skills in Boys with Autism

Pediatric Physical Therapy published research on the relationship between gross motor and social skills in boys with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Previous research has indicated that gross motor deficits were related to ASD symptom severity in toddlers and adolescents although there has not been a clear relationship between these areas across 4- to 12.5-year-olds.  The participants […]