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May 15, 2019 - Volume 4 - Issue 10

  • Joseph E. Donnelly, EdD, FACSM
  • 2379-2868
  • 2379-2868
  • Twice each month

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Most of us take walking for granted; however, individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) encounter difficulties. Harry and colleagues have investigated weighted vests as a means of altering motor behavior in this population and quantified changes using three-dimensional kinematic data. It is noteworthy that individuals with ASD who also have motor difficulties exhibit impaired social and communication skills that lead to diminished interest for participating in social activities such as exercise and in turn are at greater risk for chromic disease. The authors present both group and individual data and give advice how professionals may use the results of this study to guide their treatment of impaired motor ability in individuals with ASD.

The Translational Journal of The American College of Sports Medicine welcomes articles that provide strategies to promote exercise for individuals or populations.

 


Joseph E. Donnelly, EdD, FACSM