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Resources and Materials
Dewey, D., Cantell, M., & Crawford, S. G. (2007). Motor performance in children with autism spectrum disorders, developmental coordination disorder, and/or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Journal of International Neuropsychological Society, 13(2), 246–256.
Children with autism were impaired in motor skills.
Provost, B., Heimeri, S., & Lopez, B. R. (2007). Levels of gross and fine motor development in young children with autism spectrum disorder. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 27(3), 21–36.
This study compared levels of gross- and fine-motor development in children with autism and compared them to those of children with developmental delay and children with no autism. Results showed that the motor skills of children with autism were similar to those with DD.
Vanvuchelen, M., Roeyers, H., & De Weert, W. (2007). Nature of motor imitation problems in school-aged boys with autism: A motor or a cognitive problem? Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 11(3), 225–240.
Results of this study showed that all boys with autism had more difficulty imitating non-meaningful gestures than meaningful gestures compared with non-autistic boys.
Myles, B., Huggins, A., Rome-Lake, M., Hagiwara, T., Barnhill, G., & Griswold, D. (2003). Written language profile of children and youth with Asperger syndrome: From research to practice. Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, 38(4), 362–369.
Data showed that while quantity of writing was similar, quality of writing was not as good for students with Asperger Syndrome.