Publication Date

1-1-2016

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Odeh, Christina

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders

Abstract

As the rate of obesity continues to plague the United States, the disease shows no restraint on its effects in the younger generation of adolescents diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). While diagnoses of ASD are based on social and behavioral delays, physical delays continue to be overlooked. Rises in obesity have increased the necessity for support linking motor proficiency to individuals with ASD. Prior literature on the topic has been overall inconsistent with conclusions. This literature review examines positive consistencies between several studies linking motor proficiency to adolescents with ASD; further concluding that there is substantial research supporting the link between adolescents with ASD and a decrease in motor proficiency.

Daniel Wheeler 2016 (1).pdf (142 kB)
Daniel Wheeler 2016.pdf

Autism Moves. A Review of Motor Proficiency in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder.docx (29 kB)
Autism Moves. A Review of Motor Proficiency in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder.docx

Extent

7 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

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NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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