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Gross Motor Skills and Psychiatric Disorders by Your Therapy Source Posted Wed 15 Dec 2010 10:49am Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology published research on the gross motor performance and physical fitness of children with psychiatric disorders. One hundred children (81 boys and 19 girls with a mean age of 9 yrs 11 months) were divided into three subgroups: emotional disorders (17 children), behavioral disorders (44 children) and pervas ... Read on »
Autism, Motor Skills and Socialization by Your Therapy Source Posted Thu 01 Sep 2011 7:55am If you ever need to justify why children with autism need occupational or physical therapy, don't forget to include the benefits that improvements in motor skill development has on socialization. Recent research looked at young children's scores on the Battelle Developmental Inventory–Second Edition for gross and fine motor skills. The Baby and ... Read on »
Better Motor Skills = Better Adaptive Behavior Skills in Children with Autism by Your Therapy Source Posted Fri 20 Sep 2013 4:00am Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders published research on 233 children ages 14 to 49 months diagnosed with autism. The researchers examined the relationship of motor skills on the adaptive behavior composite, daily living, adaptive social and adaptive communicative skills while holding constant the age, non-verbal problem solving, and the ... Read on »
Motor Skills, Social Skills and Autism by Your Therapy Source Posted Fri 27 Sep 2013 4:00am Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly recently published research on the link between motor skill deficits and autism.  The participants in the study included 35, 6-15 year olds, with high functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  The researchers looked at object control skills i.e. catching and throwing and locomotor skills i.e. walking, ru ... Read on »
Fine Motor Skills & Visual Peceptual Skills Activity Video by Your Therapy Source Posted Wed 05 May 2010 1:08pm Complete the Picture: Materials: picture, scissors, glue stick, markers or crayons Purpose: Encourage fine motor and visual perceptual skills Check out What's Missing? for more fine motor and visual perceptual activities. Only $3.99! Read on »
Motor Skills of Toddlers with Autism by Your Therapy Source Posted Wed 29 May 2013 4:30am A recent study in Autism describes the gross and fine motor skills of a cross-sectional group of 162 children with autism spectrum disorder between the ages of 12 and 36 months. Age equivalents were determined for gross and fine motor skills for all children. The results indicated gross motor and fine motor differences became significantly ... Read on »
Improving Executive, Attention, and Motor Skills Preschool Children With ADHD with Parent and Child Groups by Your Therapy Source Posted Fri 18 Oct 2013 4:00am The Journal of Attention Disorders published research on 29 (4 to 5 year old) children and their parents who participated in group sessions with 3-5 children per group.  The training sessions consisted of introducing games that would help to enhance inhibitory control, working memory, attention, visual spatial skills, planning skills and mo ... Read on »
Autism and Motor Skills by Your Therapy Source Posted Thu 16 Feb 2012 4:00am Recent research was published in Autism regarding motor skill development in children with autism.  The researchers studied 144 children from 67 families where at least one child had a diagnoses of autism. The Bruininks Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency, 2nd Edition, was performed on sibling pairs.  The results indicated the following th ... Read on »
Fine Motor Skill Level and Handwriting by Your Therapy Source Posted Mon 07 May 2012 1:03pm A student recently did a research review on the influence of fine motor skills on handwriting.  Of the nine articles that could be included, 7 researched the relationship between fine motor skills and handwriting legibility and 4 studies investigated fine motor skills and handwriting speed.   The results indicated that children with poor ... Read on »
Motor Skills, Emotions and Autism by Your Therapy Source Posted Mon 19 Nov 2012 7:37pm Autism published research on the relationship between motor skills, emotional/behavioral disturbances and autism.  The sample consisted of 22 children with Asperger's disorder (AD), 23 children with high functioning autism (HFA), 8 children with low functioning autism (LFD) and 20 typically developing children.  Two assessments were comple ... Read on »