Teaching Motor Skills to Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Author: Todd, Teri
Source: Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 1 October 2012, vol. 83, no. 8, pp. 1-56(56)
Abstract:Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) are commonly characterized by deficits in the social and communication domains. However, up to 80 percent of this population also have poor motor skills. Individuals with an ASD experience difficulties in motor planning, imitation, and postural stability. A better understanding of these deficits and of strategies for improving motor skills will help professionals to design and teach physical activity programs that will better serve children with ASDs. The download option below is for the full issue of this publication.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: October 1, 2012