Motor imitation abilities and neurological signs in autistic children.

  title={Motor imitation abilities and neurological signs in autistic children.},
  author={Vanessa Jones and Margot Prior},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  volume={15 1},
Autistic children were compared with chronological and mental age-matched normal children on two tests of motor imitation and on the Herzig Battery for Non-Focal Neurological Signs. The results indicated that autistic children have significant handicaps in the neurodevelopmental area, with very poor performance on motor imitation tasks and a universal and significant excess of soft signs of neurological dysfunction. Such "dyspraxias" may underlie the failure of these children to learn to use… CONTINUE READING

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