Youth With Autism See Sharp Decline in Physical Activity Between Ages 9-13
[Source: Medical X-Press]
A recent study from Oregon State University has found that to best help kids with autism maintain healthy rates of physical activity, interventions should be targeted during the ages of nine to 13, as that’s when kids show the biggest drop in active time.
The study is one of the first to look at this issue on a longitudinal scale. It relied on a dataset of families in Ireland spanning three in-depth interviews between 2007 and 2016. Kids in the survey had their first interview at age 9, the second at 13 and the third at 17 or 18.
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