Integrated approach to yoga therapy and autism spectrum disorders

  title={Integrated approach to yoga therapy and autism spectrum disorders},
  author={Shantha Radhakrishna and Raghuram Nagarathna and Hongasandra Ramarao Nagendra},
  journal={Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine},
  pages={120 - 124}
A specially designed Integrated Approach to Yoga Therapy module was applied to Autism Spectrum Disorders over a period of two academic years. Despite low numbers (six in each arm), consistency and magnitude of effects make the findings significant. Parental participation, allowing firm guidance to be given to each child, resulted in significant improvements in imitation and other skills, and in behavior at home and family relationships. We hypothesize that guided imitation of therapist body… Expand
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