Kata techniques training consistently decreases stereotypy in children with autism spectrum disorder.

@article{Bahrami2012KataTT,
  title={Kata techniques training consistently decreases stereotypy in children with autism spectrum disorder.},
  author={Fatimah Bahrami and Ahmadreza Movahedi and Sayed Mohammad Masoud Marandi and Ahmad Reza Abedi},
  journal={Research in developmental disabilities},
  year={2012},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={1183-93}
}
The effects of 14 weeks of Kata techniques training on stereotypic behaviors of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) were investigated. The study included 30 eligible (diagnosed ASD, school age) children with ages ranging from 5 to 16 years whom they assigned to an exercise (n=15) or a no-exercise control group (n=15). Participants of the exercise group received Kata techniques instruction four times per week for 14 weeks (56 sessions). Stereotypy was assessed at baseline (pre… CONTINUE READING
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