Motor skills of children with autism spectrum disorder

The objective of this study is to describe variables of life habits associated with motor skills of children with autism spectrum disorder aged 8-10 years living in the city of Pelotas / RS. A questionnaire about lifestyle was applied and the Test of Gross Motor Development-2 (TGMD-2) was applied to assess motor skills. Independent T-test, ANOVA and Wilcoxon test were used to compare means. The study consisted of 49 individuals (42 males). The results indicate that the higher the level of ASD, the better the motor skills. Children making use of medications have greater deficits in motor skills. Higher scores on motor skills are associated with greater participation in physical education classes. Motor skills are strongly associated with independence in activities of the daily living, food, personal hygiene, dressing and bathing. The importance of the creation of PA programs aiming at improving the motor skills of this population was highlighted.Resumo O objetivo deste estudo é descrever as variáveis de hábitos de vida associadas as habilidades motoras de crianças com transtorno do espectro autista de oito a 10 anos residentes na cidade de Pelotas/RS. Foi respondido um questionário sobre o estilo de vida e aplicado o Test of Gross Motor Development-2 (TGMD-2) para a valiação das habilidades motoras. Foi utilizado o teste T independente, ANOVA e teste de Wilcoxon para comparação de médias. Fizeram parte do es...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cineantropometria e Desempenho Humano - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research

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Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
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Source: Susan's Blog - Category: Child Development Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs
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