Fundamental movement skills and autism spectrum disorders.

  title={Fundamental movement skills and autism spectrum disorders.},
  author={Kerri L Staples and Greg Reid},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  volume={40 2},
Delays and deficits may both contribute to atypical development of movement skills by children with ASD. Fundamental movement skills of 25 children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) (ages 9-12 years) were compared to three typically developing groups using the Test of Gross Motor Development (TGMD-2). The group matched on chronological age performed significantly better on the TGMD-2. Another comparison group matched on movement skill demonstrated children with ASD perform similarly to… CONTINUE READING

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