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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 […]

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Feeding Problems in Children with Autism

Researchers have determined that there is a higher prevalence of feeding problems in children with autism over three years of age.  The research has consistently found that more than 50% of children with ASD exhibit limited food acceptance.  This can increase stress levels for families, in addition, to put children at risk for decreased intake of important minerals and vitamins.

Feeding Problems in Children with Autism Researchers have determined that there is a higher prevalence of feeding problems in children with autism over three years of age.  The research has consistently found that more than 50% of children with ASD exhibit limited food acceptance.  This can increase stress levels for families, in addition, to put children at […]

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How to Facilitate Play Skills in Children with Autism

Playtime helps all children develop communication, social, cognitive, and motor skills. Parents, teachers, and therapists need to learn how to facilitate play skills in children with autism.

How to Facilitate Play Skills in Children with Autism Playtime helps all children develop communication, social, cognitive, and motor skills.  For children with autism, difficulties with language, social skills, and motor skills may be present.  In addition, pretend play skills can be delayed.  Parents, teachers, and therapists need to learn how to facilitate play skills in children […]

Physical Activity and Autism

Physical Activity and Autism Evidence-Based Research

Physical Activity and Autism Autism Research published a meta-analysis on physical activity and autism.  The goal of the research was to determine the effect of physical activity interventions on children with autism spectrum disorder.  The meta-analysis included 29 studies with 30 independent samples (N = 1009).  The research on physical activity and autism indicated the […]

Gross Motor Skill Delays, Behavior and Quality of Life for Children with Autism

Gross Motor Skill Delays, Behavior and Quality of Life for Children with Autism

Gross Motor Skill Delays, Behavior and Quality of Life for Children with Autism Physical Therapy published research to determine the associations between gross motor skill delays, behavior and quality of life for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  Using a cross-sectional, retrospective analysis data was collected from 3253 children (2-6 years old) with ASD.  The […]

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Sensory Processing at Home Versus School in Children with Autism

Sensory Processing at Home Versus School in Children with Autism

Sensory Processing at Home Versus School in Children with ASD Do you find that children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) experience higher levels of sensory dysfunction at home or school?  Recent research investigated sensory processing at home versus school in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Each of the participants (41 children with ASD and 38 […]