Research on Movement Therapies to Address ASD, Anxiety & Dyspraxia



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1) Is autism due to brain desynchronization? Int J Dev Neurosci. 2005 Apr-May;23(2-3):253-63. doi: 10.1016/j.ijdevneu.2004.09.002. PMID: 15749250.

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8) The reach-to-grasp movement in children with autism spectrum disorder. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B, Biological Sciences, 358, 393–403.

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10) Motor control and children with autism: deficit of anticipatory function?Neuroscience Letters, 348(1), 17–20.

11) Movement analysis in infancy may be useful for early diagnosis of autismProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 95, 13982–13987.

12) Gait disturbances in patients with autistic behavior: a preliminary studyArchives of Neurology, 38(10), 646–649.

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15) Improve Balance, Relieve Childhood AnxietyWritten by Rick Nauhert, PhD

ABSTRACT – “Many of the 40 million American adults who suffer from anxiety disorders also have problems with balance.

As increasing numbers of children are diagnosed with anxiety, researchers have discovered that the link between balance and anxiety can be assessed at an early age and that something can be done about it before it becomes a problem.”

16) Catching-up: children with developmental coordination disorder compared to healthy children before and after sensorimotor therapyPLoS ONE. (2017) 12:e0186126. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0186126

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18) Laterality-specific training improves mental rotation performance in young soccer players. Front Psychol. (2018) 9:220. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00220

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20) Kiebzak W, Kowalski IM, Domagalska M, Szopa A, Dwornik M, Kujawa J, et al. Assessment of visual perception in adolescents with a history of central coordination disorder in early life-15-year follow-up study. Arch Med Sci. (2012) 9:879. doi: 10.5114/aoms.2012.28638

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