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Autism Exercise Programs Help Reduce Stereotypic Behaviors

[Source: 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?

Researchers recently conducted a student to investigate how autism exercise programs can help reduce stereotypic behaviors since these types of behaviors have the potential to effect social skills. Also, stereotypical behaviors may effect the ability to learn new information, interfere with healthy play skills, or may indicate later self-injurious behaviors.

The recent study completed three meta-analyses on ten studies on the effects of physical exercise on stereotypic behaviors in individuals with an autism spectrum disorder. Examples of exercises were running, dancing, stationary bike, trampoline, exercise ball exercises, and martial arts.

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