B.S. (Bachelor of Science)
School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
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.
Wheeler, Daniel L., "Autism Moves: A Review of Motor Proficiency in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder" (2016). Honors Capstones. 206.
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Autism Moves. A Review of Motor Proficiency in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder.docx
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