From the Editor-in-Chief . . .
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
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