Gross Motor and Social Skills in Boys with Autism
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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 in this study included 21 boys with ASD ages 4 to 5 years old.
How the study was completed: Each participant was evaluated with the following assessments:
- The Childhood Autism Rating Scales, Second Edition (CARS-2)was used to confirm the diagnosis of ASD.
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