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Autism Spectrum Disorders and Physical Therapy: The Motor Connection - featured April 16 2010

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Autism Spectrum Disorders and Physical Therapy: The Motor Connection

Dr. Joni Redlich, DPT

This article originally published in Autism Spectrum Disorder Winter 2005

Movement is an integral part of our social, emotional, and physical lives. A 4-month old excitedly kicks her arms and legs in response to the funny face dad makes, so he does it again. An 8-month old will crawl to retrieve her favorite rattle, shake it to hear the sound it makes, and then look at mom to share the experience with her. An 18 month-old takes moms hand, walks her to the kitchen, and says “juice” while pointing to the refrigerator. As a child grows, the length and complexity of movement sequences become more sophisticated.

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