Movement Impairments in Autism Could be Reversible
[Source: Science Daily]
Researchers from Cardiff University have established a link between a genetic mutation and developmental movement impairments in autism.
The study, which found that the mutation of the CYFIP1 gene leads to changes in the development of brain cells, leading to the motor issues, also suggests that motor learning difficulties occur at a young age and can be reversed through behavioural training.
Dr Stéphane Baudouin, Cardiff University’s School of Biosciences, said: “People with autism tend to experience difficulties in social interaction, communication and repetitive behaviours. As well as this, movement disorders, such as issues with posture, motor planning and coordination, are common.
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