Motor Issues in Autism


For decades, autism has been defined as a triad of deficits in social interaction, communication, and imaginative play. Children on the autistic spectrum may have difficulties with posture, coordination, and motor planning. Recent studies show that movement difficulties are common in children on the autistic spectrum, and poor motor skills are associated with greater difficulties with social communication. Participation in activities, building relationships, and reciprocal communication require neurological systems to coordinate and synchronize the processing, organization, and regulation of sensory information and movement. Differences in body awareness and motor planning can result in avoidance of, or poor response to, many activities that support motor development. Anxiety, self regulatory and sensory processing challenges often respond to movement activities which enhance brain-body feedback for successful and organized engagement.

Location Webinar

Date 3/24/2023 10:00 AM - 3/31/2023 5:00 PM (Check in 9:40 AM)
Sponsor Education Resources, Inc.
Contact Debora DeBell (508) 359-6533
Principles 1. Support families
2. Active participation
3. Collaborative relationships
4. Specific IFSP goals
5. Comprehensive plans
6. Periodic monitoring
8. Quality services
Credit Hours 6.0 - Atypical Development
6.0 - Intervention
Status Closed